fence in

fence in or hedge in or hem in  {v.}
To keep (someone) from doing what he or she would like to do. Usually used in the passive.
Mary felt fenced in because her father would not let her drive a car or have dates with boys.
John didn't like his job because he had to do the same kind of work all the time. He felt that he was hemmed in.
Categories: time {v.}