save someone's bacon/hide/neck/skin

Definition of save someone's bacon/hide/neck/skin

informal

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

saveplay
  1. :  to deliver from sin

    :  to rescue or deliver from danger or harm

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

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

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

    :  official credit for a save

  1. :  other than :  but, except

  1. :  except for the fact that :  only

    :  but, except

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

baconplay
  1. :  a side of a pig cured and smoked

    :  money

hideplay
  1. :  any of various old English units of land area

    :  a unit of 120 acres

  1. :  to put out of sight :  secrete

    :  to conceal for shelter or protection :  shield

    :  to keep secret

  1. :  blind

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

  1. :  to give a beating to :  flog

neckplay
  1. :  the part of an animal that connects the head with the body

    :  the siphon of a bivalve mollusk (as a clam)

    :  the part of a garment that covers or is next to the neck

  1. :  to kiss and caress amorously

    :  to reduce in diameter

    :  to engage in amorous kissing and caressing

skinplay
  1. :  the integument of an animal (as a fur-bearing mammal or a bird) separated from the body usually with its hair or feathers

    :  a usually unmounted specimen of a vertebrate (as in a museum)

    :  the hide or pelt of a game or domestic animal

  1. :  to strip, scrape, or rub off an outer covering (as the skin or rind) of

    :  to strip or peel off

    :  to cut, chip, or damage the surface of

  1. :  devoted to showing nudes


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