What does CYOA stand for?

Cover your own a**


CYOA stands for "cover your own a**." Self-interested people use this acronym to let you know that, this time, you'll need to protect yourself - because they're certainly not going to protect you.

For example, if a group project goes wrong, a selfish co-worker may attempt to shift the blame to you and tell you to CYOA. Or, in a team-based online game, a teammate may tell you to CYOA, because they're sick of protecting your noobish behind.


Next time, you're going to have to cyoa

A person who has just told you to CYOA

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Updated December 8, 2020

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