cover one's/someone's ass

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cover one's/someone's ass

chiefly US, informal
: to keep oneself/someone else from being blamed or punished
  • I wish he'd admit to his mistakes instead of always trying to cover his ass.

Word by Word Definitions

cover play
  1. : to guard from attack

  2. : to have within the range of one's guns : command

  3. : to hold within range of an aimed firearm

  1. : something that protects, shelters, or guards: such as

  2. : natural shelter for an animal

  3. : a position or situation affording protection from enemy fire

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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