Cover my a**
CMA is an acronym for “Cover my a**”, a slang phrase often used to request assistance or protection. It’s a way of saying “I need your help” or “Protect me”.
Originally, the phrase was commonly used in high-risk situations by people like soldiers or police officers who needed backup. However, in day-to-day language, especially among younger generations, CMA has a much lighter and less serious connotation.
It’s typically used in casual conversations, text messages, or online chats when a person wants someone else to cover for them or help them out in a situation. It’s common among teenagers and young adults.
For instance, if a sister wants her brother to cover for her when she sneaks out to a party, she might use the term CMA. Or, if you want a colleague to handle your tasks so you can leave work early, you could also use the term.
Example for using ‘CMA’ in a conversation
Hey, can you do me a favor?
Sure, what’s up?
I need you to CMA and cover for me at work tomorrow.
No problem, I got you covered!
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