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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And Russian president Vladimir Putin has also be warned to watch his back as Baba predicted there will be an assassination attempt on his life in 2019.
TV star Amy Poehler's boyfriend yesterday jokingly told Bono to "watch his back" after he kissed her at the Golden Globes.
One of them, hairdresser Paul Kershaw, 34, of Claypit Manor, Claypit Lane in Rowton, Chester, later revealed that he had received a death threat and now had to "watch his back".
Officers have been told to watch his back after being briefed that Barton is a target because of hatred for his half-brother.
JAVIER SAVIOLA better watch his back after sealing a deal to move from Barcelona to bitter rivals Real Madrid.
As Maceo searches for the truth, he must also watch his back, especially since he has just met Sonny Boston, "an eight-cylinder chick with bodies in her past."
"The love has changed and we're both getting on with our lives, but I will watch his back until the day I die."
"They tell him to watch his back if he picks up the MBE because he is offending his religion."
Publius would have to watch his back in Ohio these days.
Not only does he have his career to think about, but also he must have to watch his back the whole time.