face–saver

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noun face–sav·er \ˈfā(s)-ˌsā-vər\

Definition of face–saver

  1. :  something (as a compromise) that saves face

face–saving

play \ˈfā(s)-ˌsā-viŋ\ adjective or noun

1910

First Known Use of face–saver

1910

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