Save his own bacon - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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save (one's) own bacon
To rescue or protect oneself from danger, trouble, or difficulty, usually without regard or concern for the welfare of others. In the face of the IRS audit, the CEO was more concerned with saving his own bacon than ensuring his employees' jobs remained secure. Just be sure not to leave yourself exposed in this scandal—you can be sure that the senator is looking to save her own bacon, and you should be doing the same.
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Foran praised Kenny's treatment of him while at the Stadium of Light, but insisted he will do his best to see him relegated - if it was to save his own bacon
In Corrie, evil Richard has started his plan to convince Audrey she's losing her marbles, so he can get his hands on her cash - and save his own bacon
Unknown to him, Emblen was making up ground at speed to save his own bacon
and the centre-back's interception was a defensive work of art.