cover one's/someone's ass
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
: to guard from attack
: to have within the range of one's guns : command
: to hold within range of an aimed firearm
: something that protects, shelters, or guards: such as
: natural shelter for an animal
: the factors that provide such shelter
: some person : somebody
: used as a postpositive intensive especially with words of derogatory implication
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