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English definition of “cover your ass, butt, backside, etc.”

cover your ass, butt, backside, etc.

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to do something to protect yourself from blame or criticism in the future: He'd do anything to cover his ass, including lie, cheat, and murder.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
(Definition of cover your ass, butt, backside, etc. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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