Definition of at someone's back in English:

at someone's back


  • In pursuit or support of someone.

    ‘You get the ball and you give it straight away as you have a man at your back.’
    • ‘I just jumped down into this crevice, behind this big boulder and then there's a god almighty ‘bang’ as the forth RPG comes in at my back.’
    • ‘‘I've got the will of the people at my back,’ he said at the moment of victory.’
    • ‘Now that I've got the will of the people at my back, I'm going to start enforcing the one-question rule.’
    • ‘The country is secure, no longer having its neighbor's tank armies and radical nationalist influence at its back.’