save (one's) own hide

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save (one's) own hide

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 hide 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 hide, and you should be doing the same.
See also: hide, save
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They want an issue to campaign on to save their own hides this November.
It cries out for a Government and backbenchers that put people's jobs first rather than seeking to save their own hides through tokenistic nonsense.
t Palestinians like Abbas remember this, instead preferring to save their own hides and cheapen Palestinian blood in the process?
Dragged into a conspiracy they want no part of, they have to find someway to clear their names and save their own hides.
Their fine win was not enough to save their own hides, however, as Fulham's result sent them down.
But in a more contemplative conversation Thursday, he expanded on how the experience has left him with a less romantic view of today's sports-radio landscape, what continues to be a de-personalizing process for employees whose careers hinge on the whims of program directors trying to save their own hides.