One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Rescue someone from danger or difficulty.‘only hard braking and a quick turn on to the hard shoulder saved our bacon’
- ‘Nobody likes backing up, but one day, it'll save your bacon.’
- ‘Both teams had chances to win the game but crucial defensive work by John Lee and Keith Kilkenny saved Galway's bacon.’
- ‘"Having those irrigated fields in Maine has really saved our bacon over the past few years, as we've had to deal with repeated droughts."’
- ‘For once, a movie actually saves the novelist's bacon.’
- ‘The gallant understudy, who saved the company's bacon by taking over the role of Goneril, has been denied the reviews that might have done her career the world of good.’
- ‘By Wednesday, the player, or at least his advisers, were having a go at presenting him as the man who had intervened to save the nation's bacon.’
- ‘Huddersfield's was the last game to finish - but they could not find the equaliser that would have saved their bacon at Palace's expense.’
- ‘Members opposite will say absolutely anything to save their political bacon.’
- ‘Bishop's response is exactly what Johnston wants: he hopes information technology will save the company's bacon.’
- ‘His father, a former partisan commander, saved his bacon.’
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