have someone's back
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have someone's back (third-person singular simple present has someone's back, present participle having someone's back, simple past and past participle had someone's back)
- (idiomatic) To be prepared and willing to support or defend someone.
- If you ever need help, just ask. You know I have your back.
- 2022 October 5, Rowena Mason, quoting Liz Truss, “Liz Truss promises ‘growth, growth and growth’ in protest-hit speech”, in The Guardian:
- Liz Truss has promised Britons she has “got your back” and set out a plan for “growth, growth and growth” in a conference speech disrupted by protesters asking who voted for her plan.
- have got someone's six (chiefly military and law enforcement slang)
be prepared and willing to support or defend someone