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  1. Banned
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    Informal "Covered"

    I am confused about the meaning of the third step in this list:

    1 "Whenever you sign in to Google you'll enter your username and password as usual. "
    2 "Then, you'll be asked for a code that will be sent to you via text, voice call, or our mobile app. "
    3 "During sign in, you can tell us not to ask for a code again on that particular computer. You'll still be covered, because we'll ask for codes when you or anyone else tries to sign in to your account from other computers. "

    What should "cover" mean here? I cannot find a dictionary definition for this usage. But I did find the phrase "we got you covered", an informal phrase loosely meaning "you are taken care of".
    Should "covered" in the example then use this informal meaning?

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  2. Roman55's Avatar
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    Re: Informal "Covered"

    I am not a teacher.

    Hasn't this identical question been asked at least twice already?

    Wasn't there something about clones of banned users?

    Maybe I'm imagining things, but it does seem very familiar.

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    Re: Informal "Covered"

    Thread closed. Clone of banned user.

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