save one's/someone's ass

idiom

Definition of save one's/someone's ass

chiefly US, informal
: to help oneself/someone else in an important way She saved my ass when she spoke up and said I was not to blame.

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“Save one's/someone's ass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/save%20one%27s%2Fsomeone%27s%20ass. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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