have someone's back

have someone's back
have someone's back (chiefly US inf)
To protect someone
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have someone's back — see

WATCH SOMEONE'S BACK ((BELOW))

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  • have someone's back — verb To be prepared and willing to support or defend (someone) …   Wiktionary

  • watch someone's back — (or have someone s back) : to protect someone who is doing something that is dangerous or risky The police officer s partner always watches his back. Don t worry, I ve got your back. • • • Main Entry: ↑back watch someone s back see ↑back …   Useful english dictionary

  • behind someone's back — SECRETLY, without someone s knowledge, on the sly, slyly, sneakily, covertly, surreptitiously, furtively. → back * * * behind someone s back Without someone knowing (when he or she might feel entitled to know) • • • Main Entry: ↑behind * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • set someone/something back — DELAY, hold up, hold back, slow down/up, retard, check, decelerate; hinder, impede, obstruct, hamper, inhibit, frustrate, thwart. → set * * * 1) delay or impede the progress of someone or something this incident undoubtedly set back research …   Useful english dictionary

  • have got someone's back — verb To be prepared and willing to support or defend (someone) …   Wiktionary

  • have back — [phrasal verb] 1 have (something) back : to receive (something that is returned to you) If I lend you this book, can I have it back by next Tuesday? How I wish I could have my youth back (again)! 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • have — [ weak əv, həv, strong hæv ] (3rd person singular has [ weak əz, həz, strong hæz ] ; past tense and past participle had [ weak əd, həd, strong hæd ] ) verb *** Have can be used in the following ways: as an auxiliary verb in perfect tenses of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • back — back1 [bak] n. [ME bak < OE baec; akin to ON bak, OHG bahho] 1. the part of the body opposite to the front; in humans and many other animals, the part to the rear or top reaching from the nape of the neck to the end of the spine 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • back — ► NOUN 1) the rear surface of the human body from the shoulders to the hips. 2) the corresponding upper surface of an animal s body. 3) the side or part of something away from the viewer. 4) the side or part of an object that is not normally seen …   English terms dictionary

  • back to the salt mines — If someone says they have to go back to the salt mines, they have to return, possibly unwillingly, to work …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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