save face

Definition of save face

  1. :  to avoid having other people lose respect for oneself He tried to save face by working overtime.

Word by Word Definitions

saveplay
  1. :  to deliver from sin

    :  to rescue or deliver from danger or harm

    :  to preserve or guard from injury, destruction, or loss

  1. :  a play that prevents an opponent from scoring or winning

    :  the action of a relief pitcher in baseball in successfully protecting a team's lead

    :  official credit for a save

  1. :  other than :  but, except

  1. :  except for the fact that :  only

    :  but, except

faceplay
  1. :  the front part of the head that in humans extends from the forehead to the chin and includes the mouth, nose, cheeks, and eyes

    :  the face as a means of identification :  countenance

    :  presence, sight

  1. :  to confront impudently

    :  to line near the edge especially with a different material

    :  to cover the front or surface of


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