In short, in a world filled with exorbitant dreams, egomaniacs, and dashed hopes, it's best to cover your ass.
What does CYA stand for?
CYA stands for Cover Your Ass
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Slang/chat, popular culture
See other definitions of CYA
We have 58 other meanings of CYA in our Acronym Attic
- Challenge Your Assumptions
- Change Your Attitude
- Chantilly Youth Association (Chantilly, VA)
- Christian Youth Association
- Classic Yacht Association
- College Year in Athens (Greece; study abroad program)
- College/Young Adult (ministry)
- Committee of Young Artists (Mississauga Arts Council)
- Company of Young Artists (Youth Musical Theater Group, Fullerton College, CA)
- Cover Your Answer(s)
Samples in periodicals archive:
To cover your ass Originated in the 1960s among US troops in Vietnam.
But congratulations on your six-figure income -- you'll need it to pay your rent, or vehicle insurance, or health insurance, or day care, or just to cover your ass when the next corporate restructuring comes, leaving you without your job.