save someone's bacon/hide/neck/skin


: to save someone : to help someone get out of a dangerous or difficult situation
You really saved my bacon by helping out yesterday.
He doesn't care what happens to us. All he's worried about is saving his own skin/neck.

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“Save someone's bacon/hide/neck/skin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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