Definition of save one's hide in US English:

save one's hide


  • Escape from danger or difficulty.

    • ‘Now Jack must foil his own plans in order to save his hide.’
    • ‘I decide to lie to save my hide - who wouldn't except for, well, those goody-goodies with such conscientious hearts?’
    • ‘Your only chance to save your hide is to go along with the program, like I did.’
    • ‘Corporations, their defense attorneys and lobbyists are swarming all over Washington seeking to save their collective hides.’