save one's/someone's ass

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.

Word by Word Definitions

save play
  1. : to deliver from sin

  2. : to rescue or deliver from danger or harm

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

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

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

  1. : other than : but, except

  1. : except for the fact that : only

  2. : but, except

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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