Meaning of “cover your backside/behind/rear” in the English Dictionary

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"cover your backside/behind/rear" in British English

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cover your backside/behind/rear

very informal also UK offensive cover your arse, also US offensive cover your ass/butt

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.

(Definition of “cover your backside/behind/rear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)