Definition of save someone's skin or neck or bacon in English:
Rescue someone from danger or difficulty.
- 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.