save (one's) own neck

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save (one's) own neck

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 neck 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 neck, and you should be doing the same.
See also: neck, save
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Kapo saved his own neck with his second goal of the afternoon as his manager was just about to take him off.
Skipper Steve saved his own neck with a century against Pakistan last month but he knows the runs will have to flow against England to keep his place in the side.