|couldn't care less
||could not care any less, do not care at all
||"Brad is seeing Debbie." "I know. And I couldn't care less."
||depend on, rely on
||We can count on Tanya. She always comes to choir practice.
|count your chickens before they hatch
||depend heavily on plans, spend money that you have not received
||Politicians have learned not to "count their chickens" before the election.
|course you can
||you can do it, believe it, of course you can
||"I don't think I can learn this." "Course you can, son."
||computer program that teaches a course
||We sell courseware to schools all over North America.
||from, given by, donated by
||The doughnuts are courtesy of Harry's Bakery.
|cover for me
||make an excuse for me, do my work
||I may be late for work today. Will you cover for me?
||hide it, sweep under the carpet
||He can't cover up his mistake because people know about it.
||hiding something from the authorities or media
||The reporter heard about the cover-up of police brutality.
|cover your ass [B]
||protect yourself by having documents signed etc.
||If you discipline or dismiss an employee, cover your ass.