Definition of save someone's skin or neck or hide or bacon in English:

save someone's skin (or neck or hide or bacon)

Rescue someone from danger or difficulty.
More example sentences
  • Frankie quickly saved his bacon by delivering a fierce roundhouse kick to the creature's chin, taking it out for good.
  • Lying may rarely be justifiable, but saving your bacon and sparing others the embarrassment of having to deal with your mistakes may just make it worthwhile.
  • They used every trick in the manual to portray him as a corporate fat cat who cared only about saving his skin.
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