- ,[face-saving] See: SAVE FACE.
Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.
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face saver — UK US noun [C] (also face saver) ► something someone does in order to prevent another person from feeling embarrassed or having to admit that they are wrong: »He realized he was being offered a face saver … Financial and business terms
face-saver — face saving, n., adj. /fays say veuhr/, n. something that saves one s prestige or dignity: Allow him the face saver of resigning instead of being fired. [1940 45] * * * … Universalium
face-saver — face savers N COUNT A face saver is an action or excuse which prevents damage to your reputation or the loss of people s respect for you. [JOURNALISM] … English dictionary
face saver — face .saver n an action or arrangement that prevents you from losing other people s respect … Dictionary of contemporary English
face-saver — face ,saver noun count something that you do in order to stop people losing respect for you … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
face-saver — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : something that saves face; usually : something that constitutes such grounds or justification as to permit compromise or compliance without jeopardizing the dignity or prestige of the compromising or complying parties * * *… … Useful english dictionary
face-saver — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms face saver : singular face saver plural face savers something that you do in order to stop people losing respect for you … English dictionary
face-saver — noun The shop teacher s note was a face saver when another teacher thought John and Bill were playing hookey in town. See: save face, face saving … Словарь американских идиом
face-saver — [face saving] See: SAVE FACE … Dictionary of American idioms
face-saver — noun Date: 1923 something (as a compromise) that saves face • face saving adjective or noun … New Collegiate Dictionary