watch (someone's) back

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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.
See also: back, watch

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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Mr Holder said: "The worst of it was that lives were put at risk because the fire was started deliberately and we were there trying to put it out and at the same time having to watch our backs because we had stones thrown at us.
But as our leaders exhort all of us to hit the mall, buy a car or see our travel agent to help float a sinking economy, we're admonished to watch our backs for terrorist attacks.