watch someone's back

watch someone's back
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.

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Main Entry:back
watch someone's back — see back, 1
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Main Entry:watch

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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