spare someone's blushes

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Definition of spare someone's blushes

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

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“Spare someone's blushes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spare%20someone%27s%20blushes. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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