protect one's ass
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
: to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction : guard
: to maintain the status or integrity of especially through financial or legal guarantees: such as
: used as a postpositive intensive especially with words of derogatory implication
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