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(1). A term used when telling someone that they are more concerned with protecting themselves than working for their clients’ interests (see CYA, air cover).
(1). A request to management for the funding of a project (usually some kind of technology enhancement), which is somehow always just not able to be squeezed into the budget this year.
“Sure, $5,000 for new printers is a huge ask, but we’re running out of dot matrix paper and eBay’s tapped out!”