We may not realize it, but some of the phrases that we commonly use every day were borrowed from our military people. I mean, why not? They have colorful, creative jargons that could make the grimiest of situations sound pleasant. Here are some of them:
Got your six.
Meaning: I’m watching your back.
Soldiers usually reference directions with the hours of the clock. Imagine a giant clock where 12 o’clock is where your facing, three o’clock on your right, nine on your left, six o’clock position is on your rear. When somebody tells you, “(I) got your six,” it means he’s got your rear covered in case of an enemy attack.
No man’s land.
Meaning: a dangerous land or area; a topic that is dangerous to talk about