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Cover his ass

Posted by Smokey Stover on May 18, 2005

In Reply to: Cover his ass posted by Bob 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.

Well said, Bob, brief and to the point! Makes my previous effort seem not only wordy but lame. SS