cover one's/someone's ass

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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.

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“Cover one's/someone's ass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cover%20one%27s%2Fsomeone%27s%20ass. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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