save someone's hide

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of save someone's hide

: to keep someone from being harmed
  • He doesn't care what happens to us. All he's worried about is saving his own hide.

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

hide play
  1. : any of various old English units of land area

  1. : to put out of sight : secrete

  2. : to conceal for shelter or protection : shield

  3. : to keep secret

  1. : blind

  1. : the skin of an animal whether raw or prepared for use

  2. : the life or physical well-being of a person

  1. : to give a beating to : flog


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