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    I got your back

    Please let me know the meaning of this


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    #2

    Re: I got your back

    Welcome to the forums.

    It appears to be incomplete. The saying is "I [have/seem to have] got your back up". It means that you have irritated and angered the other person.

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    #3

    Re: I got your back

    Without refering to any document, here is my personal idea :
    your friend has a weak point and you use it as your weapont.

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    #4

    Re: I got your back

    I think it means you are protecting/helping/watching out for someone:

    I got your back = you can count on me.

    Go ahead, don't worry, I got your back, no one will shoot you.


    Last edited by Offroad; 29-May-2009 at 17:42.

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    #5

    Re: I got your back

    In AmE, "I got your back" is slang for "I'm watching out for you." Literally it means that you can concentrate on what's going on in front of you, as I am watching out behind you.


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    #6

    Re: I got your back

    I think Marciobalbaho and Ouisch are right. The phrase "I got" is probably an elided version of "I've got." And it does mean ""I'll guard you from attack from behind."

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    #7

    Re: I got your back

    Quote Originally Posted by gabber View Post

    I think Marciobalbaho and Ouisch are right. The phrase "I got" is probably an elided version of "I've got." And it does mean ""I'll guard you from attack from behind."
    Márcio Barbalho... it's right now.

    hard to pronounce? haha... just kidding.

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