cover your ass

(CYA)
 Protect yourself from criticism or blame should a project fail.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • Cover your ass — (CYA) or Cover Your Own Ass (CYOA) describes professional and organizational practices that serve to protect oneself from legal and administrative penalties, criticism, or other punitive measures. Common practices Banking compliance officers who… …   Wikipedia

  • cover your ass — cover your ˈback idiom (informal) (NAmE also cover your ˈass, taboo, slang) to realize that you may be blamed or criticized for sth later and take action to avoid this …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cover Your Ass — A tactic used by employees to share blame or divert blame should something go wrong. Covering your ass is usually done in big projects where an employee may choose to avoid taking credit for doing a critical part of the project just in case it… …   Investment dictionary

  • cover your back — cover your ˈback idiom (informal) (NAmE also cover your ˈass, taboo, slang) to realize that you may be blamed or criticized for sth later and take action to avoid this …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover your back — cover (your) back British, American & Australian, American & Australian, very informal! to make sure that you cannot be blamed or criticized later for something you have done. The race organizers cover their backs by saying they can t take… …   New idioms dictionary

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  • Hey Boy (Get Your Ass Up) — Infobox Single Name = Hey Boy (Get Your Ass Up) Artist = Blog 27 from Album = LOL B side = Turn You On To Music Released (Germany)= April 21, 2006 Released (Poland) = January 16, 2006 Genre = Pop Label = Kontor Rec Writer = Klas Åhlund, Richard… …   Wikipedia


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