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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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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

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

saving grace

A redeeming quality of something or someone. The only saving grace about that house is the large eat-in kitchen. Aunt Gertrude's incessant talking can be annoying, but her kindness is her saving grace—I know that she would help us with anything, no questions asked.
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dip into one's savings

Fig. to take out part of the money one has been saving. (See also dip in(to something).) I had to dip into my savings in order to pay for my vacation. I went to the bank and dipped into savings. There wasn't much left.
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in the interest of saving time

in order to hurry things along; in order to save time. Mary: In the interest of saving time, I'd like to save questions for the end of my talk. Bill: But I have an important question now! "In the interest of saving time," said Jane, "I'll give you the first three answers."
See also: interest, of, saving, time

saving grace

Cliché the one thing that saves or redeems someone or something that would otherwise be a total disaster. Her saving grace is that she has a lot of money. The saving grace for the whole evening was the good music played by the band.
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a saving grace

a good quality that makes you like something or someone although you do not like anything else about them It's a small cinema and the seats are uncomfortable, but the saving grace is that people aren't allowed to eat during the film.
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saving grace, a

A redeeming quality, especially one compensating for drawbacks or negative characteristics. For example, She may not be too knowledgeable, but her saving grace is that she doesn't pretend to be . This term, dating from the late 1500s, at first referred to the concept of being saved from eternal damnation, and was used more loosely only from the late 1800s on.
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For further retirement savings, consider an annuity.
Debit cards are the current norm for health reimbursement accounts and health savings accounts, and their issuers are likely to push their services further into the back rooms of insurance to take on additional aspects of claims processing.
The result is generally energy savings rather than cost savings, although cost savings are also attainable in some cases.
You can also realize savings from more energy-efficient boiler systems and HVAC, but the payoff here takes more time than many facilities are willing to give--7 to 10 years and more.
The combined savings of improvements to get traffic flowing on all three freeways was estimated at $17.
The Director expressed concern that TBC's proposal to convert Emerald to a savings association and acquire it pursuant to section 4 of the BHC Act was designed to evade Florida's interstate banking statute, which requires a Florida bank to be in existence and continuously operating for more than three years before it can be acquired by an out-of-state holding company.
What happens during Phase II in terms of savings is dependent on the outcome of some of the issues outlined above.
The holiday season is the perfect time to open a savings club for a child," said Thomas A.
This article will compare and analyze two distinct situations: in one, TDS is desirable; in the other, the individual is better off under alternative savings plans.
People tend not to take enough risk with their money," says Krefetz, noting that "a savings account or CD won't get them where they want to be.
Based upon Gil's deep understanding of the Bank's operations, his strategic insight and exceptional guidance in financial and regulatory matters, we expect great things from College Savings Bank through his leadership," said Khanh T.
as annuity players that "could come under pressure given the uncertainty around Bush's savings and dividend tax elimination proposals.
After all, without savings there are no funds for new investment, the capital stock shrinks, and economic growth withers, not to mention the adverse consequences for retirement security.
Statistical analysis of the survey results produced, for the entire population of banks and savings associations in the United States, estimates of the level of service availability and the level and incidence of fees at the time of each annual survey.
All five branches will open for business as usual as Home Savings of America offices on Monday morning, Aug.