Cover his ass

Posted by Bob on May 18, 2005

In Reply to: Cover his ass posted by Envi on May 18, 2005

: Can someone please tell me, what does "cover his ass" mean? I found the source of "cover your ass" in this site, but still have no idea of what that means. Thanks a lot.

It means to protect yourself from embarassment. One typical scenario is to write a memo to file, putting in writing that it wasn't your idea to take Action A. You recommend Action B. When Action A goes down in flames, you have the memo to CYA.