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watch (someone's) back

To be willing and prepared to help or defend someone; to look out for someone in case they need assistance. Don't worry about those thugs, buddy. I'll watch your back if they ever come bother you again. You can always rely on your parents to watch your back.
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watch your (or someone's) back

protect yourself (or someone else) against danger from an unexpected quarter.
See also: back, watch
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A relaxing day at sea brings Black Watch back to Southampton.
to cats at Fairfield, and in He will take the watch back to the club when next in Liverpool, in the meantime if the person who lost the watch sees this letter they can get in touch and know the watch is safe.
As London and New York increasingly head toward a surveillance state, technology is also enabling citizens to watch back.
Devised by relationship expert Sharon Kell, Put Your Best Foot Forward will include experienced actors so guests can watch back their interaction with others through a series of scenarios.
Dylan learns about Kim's DVD business and decides he wants a cut of the profit, while Karl is unsuccessful in claiming his expensive watch back.
If you travel west, set your watch back one hour for each time zone.
For the owner to get the watch back, a proof of purchase would be required.
The old joke about travelling up North and turning your watch back a few centuries certainly applies to Neil Wagstaff, manager of the Wheatley Hotel in Doncaster, who is a stickler for a dress-code.
Stefano Eranio, just one of the many foreigners Jim has imported, brought his manager the watch back from the continent after the boss complimented him on the one he was wearing.
President, here's your watch back," Sheffer said, introducing Clinton by way of a backhanded slap at Senate majority leader Trent Lott, who has equated homosexuality with kleptomania.
Naturally, The Sunday Game was on the TV and when it came to the man of the match award, which was a fancy watch back then, Cyril Farrell plumped for the 37-year-old supersub.
com/r/AppleWatch/comments/5i2ycs/my_contribution_to_the_bricked_s2_311/) who called Apple said they sent the bricked Watch back and are expecting a new one.
Don't you wish you had that option in a relationship to be able to watch back your arguments so you can see who was right and who was wrong?