Saving his own neck - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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Gordon Brown's strategy for saving his own neck
has been to portray himself as the right man to see Britain through difficult times.
He's only interested in saving his own neck
now, a last throw of the dice to avoid going down as the most disastrous and dangerous US President of the past century.
While Palios used FA minion Colin Gibson to try and dump on England's manager disregarding the feelings of Alam completely but thus saving his own neck
, the crafty Sven was making daily phone calls to Miss A reassuring her that everything would be all right.
Wilson recognises that it's points not plaudits that will be the key to saving his own neck
and ensuring Wednesday's Premiership survival.