protect one's ass

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

protect play
  1. : to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction : guard

  2. : defend

  3. : to maintain the status or integrity of especially through financial or legal guarantees: such as


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