save someone's bacon/hide/neck/skin

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informal
: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/save%20someone%27s%20bacon%2Fhide%2Fneck%2Fskin. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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