(1). In most industries, an acronym for “cover your ass”. The term is most often used when describing an email or voicemail sent to your boss about some problem before anyone else beats you to it (see post).
“You should send Tim an email about this right now, Joe. Just as a CYA. Better he hear it from you before anyone else…”
(2). In accounting, an acronym for “call your accountant”. The term is usually used after receiving some kind of letter from the IRS.
“I would CYA on this, Ken. It says you haven’t filed a return since 1987. I know you’re backing Ron Paul for president, but…”
(1). When a political candidate changes his mind on an issue. Because we should all be held to some stupid thing we said 20 years ago in a college paper about God or the environment. I don’t know about you guys, but most of my college papers were written in about 45 minutes the night before it was due. Who knows what I said?!
“This just goes to prove that the governor flip flops on the issues. How can we believe anything he says when we know that in 8th grade he believed the greatest threat to our nation was the New Kids on the Block? And now he says it’s Iran! Incredible!”