cover your back
foresee and avoid the possibility of attack or criticism – informal
Related Idioms :
blow his cover
discover or expose someone's real identity
emerge into the open
suddenly leave a place of shelter
Break cover originally referred to a hunted animal emerging from the undergrowth in which it had been hiding.
cover the waterfront
cover every aspect of something - North American informal
1999 - Tony Parsons - Man and Boy - And I suddenly realised how many father figures Luke has - father figures who seem to cover the waterfront of parental responsibilities.
cover your tracks
conceal evidence of what you have done.
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