Definition of cover one's ass or back in English:
informal Foresee and avoid the possibility of attack or criticism.
- If that's not the sign of a man covering his ass, I don't know what is.
- If Ashcroft was sane, he'd realize it's time to cover his ass by farming this out.
- Young people should realize that he will not hesitate to put their lives on the line to cover his ass.
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