American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. Vulgar Slang cover your ass
- Cover your ass.
“The Bush Administration — giving new meaning to the term CYA on a daily basis.”
“It is what we call CYA (cover your ass) medicine, we do it everyday.”
“Either way, the directors will be in many lawsuits so CYA is a key part of the discussion. — richard koman”
“Now many are in CYA mode with another pathetic performance.”
“NOLA is apparently in CYA mode and, as of Satruday afternoon, has pulled that page from its web site.”
“I find this happens most often with what I call CYA code, i.e. (s!”
“I obviously can’t vouch for this, and governments and militaries have been known to engage in CYA after botched operations.”
“Most likely the reason these aren’t tested is because coaches & managers are all in CYA mode.”
“In Washington, this is known as CYA: covering your rear, the fine art of being there at the creation of policy, but without actually leaving any footprints.”
“The commanding officer here was just practicing what is known as CYA" Cover you a$$"!”
Looking for tweets for CYA.