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Enable someone to avoid humiliation.‘he might be pretending to help her to save his face in front of Katarina’
- ‘I say to him that he should save his face and vote against this bill.’
- ‘Or you could just withdraw all the actions, but though it'll save your face from the drip-drip of bad publicity, it'll still make you look like a bunch of bungle-bounces.’
- ‘And under no circumstances will you ask her to wrap her own presents the night before Christmas in order to save your face in front of her parents.’
- ‘Yet even as he spoke he was conscious that this verbal attempt to save his face did him no better service than his fencing.’
- ‘So is it better to tell and hurt or lie to save their face?’
- ‘She said Parnell went through with the wedding: ‘To save my face and stop me looking like a complete idiot.’’
- ‘Here is a simple three-step program to save your face.’
- ‘He could have saved his face, but he had to let it out.’
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