save someone's hide

Definition of save someone's hide

  1. :  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

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

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


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