face-saver

noun
face-sav·​er | \ ˈfā(s)-ˌsā-vər How to pronounce face-saver (audio) \

Definition of face-saver

: something (such as a compromise) that saves face

Other Words from face-saver

face-saving \ ˈfā(s)-​ˌsā-​viŋ How to pronounce face-saver (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of face-saver

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Face-saver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face-saver. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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