Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(get/have) your back

get somebody's backhave somebody's back
1) be ready and willing to help or defend someone
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    • don't worry, I have your back
  • Analysis

    When you have someone's back it means you are ready and willing to help or defend them or assist someone if needed.  It can also mean that you are watching out for someone. This is a casual expression usually used in social contexts or to assure someone of support.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Eddie is a great friend. If I'm ever in any kind of trouble, I know he'll always have my back.
    2. When we were young we always escaped getting into trouble because we always had each others back.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When Kate was unfairly fired from her job, her co-workers were quick to get her back and demand she was reinstated.
    2. Don't worry about taking on this project on your own, I've got your back. If you need any help then just let me know.
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