spare someone's blushes

Definition of spare someone's blushes

British, informal

  1. :  to prevent someone from being embarrassed The manager spoke for his young employee in order to spare her blushes.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to forbear to destroy, punish, or harm

    :  to refrain from attacking or reprimanding with necessary or salutary severity

    :  to relieve of the necessity of doing or undergoing something

  1. :  not being used

    :  held for emergency use

    :  being over and above what is needed :  superfluous

  1. :  a spare tire

    :  a duplicate (such as a key or a machine part) kept in reserve

    :  the knocking down of all 10 pins with the first 2 balls in a frame in bowling

  1. :  some person :  somebody

blushplay blushes
  1. :  outward appearance :  view

    :  a reddening of the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion

    :  a red or rosy tint

  1. :  to become red in the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion

    :  to feel shame or embarrassment

    :  to have a rosy or fresh color :  bloom

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