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 he or she needs 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
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London, June 24 ( ANI ): Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has warned Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to watch their backs, ahead of their clash in Wimbledon 2012.
GARDENERS are being urged to watch their backs to prevent injury.
THE Sugababes better watch their backs - ousted founder member Keisha Buchanan has been learning to shoot at a range in LA.
Youngsters in Lepton have been warned to watch their backs - by a physiotherapist.
Meanwhile, they watch their backs for management's pitchforks and say nary a word about what really goes on.
DUBLIN'S women need to watch their backs this April 20 and 21 as the WWE superstar wrestlers are coming to town.
Last month the National Assembly announced that fines for littering and dog fouling would treble, and now the Keep Cardiff Tidy Campaign is warning litterbugs to watch their backs.
As a result the ``Mighty'' have to watch their backs as they move around.
I'd advise his fellow D-list celebs to watch their backs.
Even today, when great strides have been taken to stamp out football hooliganism, some supporters going to some matches are right to watch their backs.
You talk about Dennis disrupting the team, what about Shaq blaming referees because they can't win and telling other players to watch their backs.
However, both Team Redsand and Team Epinephrine had better watch their backs as team Eco Internet, winners of the Hi-Tec Race in New York and members of the winning team from the 1998 Raid Gauloises as well as the '96 & '97 ECO Challenges, ready themselves for this Hi-Tec Adventure race.
But when he left the club, Victor shouted at him that he and Duncan should watch their backs.
We enjoyed worshipping with each other, and now people have to watch their backs.