protect one's ass

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Definition of protect one's ass

chiefly US, informal
: to protect one's life I've got to thank the soldiers who protected my ass during the war.

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“Protect one's ass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protect%20one%27s%20ass. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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