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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:19 am 
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I take it is from military use as it's nice to know you "have your back (covered)" in a fight, but is it modern movie speak, or from an older, more authentic source?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:17 pm 
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It's from the time of stocks when only a good friend would stand the night with his buddy protecting his undefended and completely helpless back while he was being punished in the stocks. I have your back meant that no one could do anonymous harm from the rear.

It's kind of as bad a situation as you can imagine -- being in stocks.


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