face saver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n face saver an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)
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Usage

In literature:

The tobacco savers know it well, and their faces exhibit chagrin and disappointment.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
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In news:

Nikki and Face of Fox Michael Newman head out to Savers to check out some great last minute Halloween costumes for people of all ages, styles and sizes.
Ditto Neat 3B Face Saver Gel, a facial "antiperspirant" to which I lost a contact lens after this stuff ended up in my eyes when I got sweaty .
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