face-saver

noun
face-sav·er | \ ˈfā(s)-ˌsā-vər \

Definition of face-saver 

: something (such as a compromise) that saves face

Other words from face-saver

face-saving \ˈfā(s)-ˌsā-viŋ \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of face-saver

1910, in the meaning defined above

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