Definition of save someone's face in English:

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save someone's face

Enable someone to avoid humiliation: he might be pretending to help her to save his face in front of Katarina
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  • Or you could just withdraw all the actions, but though it'll save your face from the drip-drip of bad publicity, it'll still make you look like a bunch of bungle-bounces.
  • And under no circumstances will you ask her to wrap her own presents the night before Christmas in order to save your face in front of her parents.
  • She said Parnell went through with the wedding: ‘To save my face and stop me looking like a complete idiot.’
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