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watch your back

to be careful of what is happening around you You have to watch your back all the time in this neighborhood.
Related vocabulary: watch your step
See also: back, watch

watch your back

  (informal)
to be careful of the people around you, making sure that they do nothing to harm you It's a rough neighbourhood so watch your back when you're walking around the streets.
See also: back, watch
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A relaxing day at sea brings Black Watch back to Southampton.
I watch back pretty much every race, with some exceptions.
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.
The End to Daylight Saving Time is Around the Corner; Don't Forget to Set Your Watch Back on October 29th
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.
Football-haters included: u A woman who put her hungover boyfriend's watch back two hours and changed all the clocks so he missed an FA Cup semi-final; u A 24-year-old woman who climbed onto the roof of the Bristol home she shared with her boyfriend and disconnected the TV aerial; u A desperate wife who bribed her husband with pounds 50 cash to go and watch a ``vital'' game in his local pub so she could watch soaps instead.
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.
But he was threatened with sanctions by FIFA's ethics committee if he did not give the watch back FIFA said: "The committee has decided to close proceedings in respect of a possible breach as Mr Dyke has returned the watch.
They say that life is not a They say that life is not a dress rehearsal so let's bring that up to date by saying life is to be lived, not recorded to watch back at a later date.