- The children's flick will feature Jackie as a pirate ghost who hobnobs with a little boy and his friends to save their town from danger.
- Finally, we were saved by a rescue team and they were nice enough to give us a new motor.
- My husband assures me that my moves will probably save me from any danger, so intimidating, he says, is the sight of me doing the African dance.
- Jay meets Peaches when she saves a dying man involved in a traffic accident.
- To save a dying person is his life's work, his obsession.
- But why aren't they able to save every dying person?
- Whoever converts a sinner from error saves his soul from damnation.
- The state of knowledge was not a priority when there were fundamental issues of church doctrine to be discussed and souls to be saved from the pernicious influence of Protestantism.
- My favourite reactions I received were of the religious type, attempting to open my eyes to a Godly world and save my soul from damnation.
- By September 1889, debt-free and resolved to save money for the future, Boyle proposed marriage for the first time in his life.
- If we had rented during those first five years of marriage, we would never have been able to save enough money to make that purchase.
- It'd be cool to be able to save up for something nice, like a nice ride - something I could be proud of.
- A spokesperson said that the policy would have little adverse financial effect, as it would save money otherwise spent on recruiting new staff.
- But we could easily save money, diverting resources to more innovative management practices.
- Not only it will save their time, it will also save money spent on hiring the bag-checkers.
- He saves his arm strength and uses his horse's speed and power to inflict the deep wounds and deathblows.
- I must agree in order to save the rest of my strength.
- To save one's own strength, to defend oneself by sleight of body while drawing from one's opponent all his strength: this is the art of Ju-jitsu.
- Client data would normally be saved onto corporate servers rather than desktops but the company is refusing to take any chances.
- If you are trying to download some file, it will be automatically saved to your desktop.
- Choose between bitmap or JPEG file formats when saving screenshots to the hard drive.
- Thousands of families would have been saved their tears, their sorrow and the grief they are experiencing this very moment.
- It also saved her family the daily washing machine wear and tear, increased water use and the chore of washing and drying nappies regularly.
- Little white lies could save someone's feelings and prevent them from having to face bitter truths.
- The story is told of a goalkeeper who kept waving to his girlfriend in the grandstand every time he saved a goal.
- You'd be surprised how many points are saved and thrown away in the latter stage of the game.
- The return of the rejuvenated opening bowlers quickly put paid to any lingering hopes the Cambridge side had of saving the game, removing two further batsmen.
- The keeper dives, and the shot gets saved, or it drops into the back of the net, the fans sigh or groan on cue, and the game goes on.
- But his shot was saved by the keeper.
- McDonald did have a chance for Villa but his shot was well saved by keeper Hardy.
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- The Brookes keeper performs an acrobatic save to keep Oxford off the score sheet in what was a disappointing game for the home team
- Within 14 minutes third choice goalkeeper Mark Salter had not only made three tough saves but had also watched a near own goal by Anthony Doeh.
- Goalkeeper Michele Gademans also played an important role, making four solid saves to shutout the other team and ensure the Clan a spot at the National Championships.
- Augsburg rallied in the 7th inning, but the Scots held firm thanks to a save from Cormac Seely.
- Repeated saves and reloads in your editing package will produce the same image each time.
- Game saves are saved to memory stick, and a 32MB stick is included with the console.
- Librarians are pestered every day to explain why the student's saves to disc ‘do not work.’
Middle English: from Old French sauver, from late Latin salvare, from Latin salvus 'safe'. The noun dates from the late 19th century.
save one's breath
- [often in imperative] Not bother to say something because it is pointless.More example sentences
- After months of writing to my elected officials I feel a whole lot better supporting this project and saving my breath.
- You're better saving your breath for the wedding speech because right now I'm not listening to any of your words!
- These worthy protesters could have saved their breath.
save the day (or situation)
- Find or provide a solution to a difficulty or disaster.More example sentences
- Foreign students did indeed save the situation; they provided 15 per cent of university revenues.
- And if someday your organization is in the midst of an expensive dispute, and you provide the piece of electronic evidence that saves the day - well, that's priceless.
- A strong president, a good president, would put his country before his pride and throw himself into saving the situation even if it meant admitting previous mistakes and ditching past policies and advisors.
- see face.
save someone's face
- see face.
save someone's life
- (cannot do something to save one's life) Used to indicate that the person in question is completely incompetent at a particular activity or task: Adrian couldn’t draw to save his lifeMore example sentences
- I can't swim to save my life, but I'm really good at floating
- There's no question he is a looker, but he can't sing to save his life.
save someone's skin (or neck 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.
save someone the trouble (or bother)
- Avoid involving someone in useless or pointless effort: write it down and save yourself the trouble of rememberingMore example sentences
- Other hotels (just a few though) are equipped with cinema rooms, saving you the trouble of getting out if you are too tired or if the unpredictable English weather is not at its best!
- He took down the dossier, saving me the trouble of initiating a court action.
- Letting it do the record-keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again.
saveable (also savable)
- More example sentences
- Firefighters have to triage homes in a burning neighborhood to decide which homes are savable and which ones aren't.
- The store has closed for good with the loss of nine jobs - despite staff having been reassured the chain was saveable.
- "We can't give false hopes and promises but, of course the club is saveable."
preposition & conjunctionformal or literary
- The audience is seated in a theatre pitch black save the glow of six individual light boxes, each containing a fluoro rod, sitting on the floor of the stage.
- But otherwise, what we say is subject to no regulation save our own sensibilities.
- Raw materials and processes are simply drained of all value save monetary value.
Middle English: from Old French sauf, sauve, from Latin salvo, salva (ablative singular of salvus 'safe'), used in phrases such as salvo jure, salva innocentia 'with no violation of right or innocence'.