spare (someone's) blushes

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spare (someone's) blushes

To keep from making someone feel embarrassed or awkward. However, due to your family's great service to the crown, we will spare your blushes and not create a public scandal around this debacle. I tried sparing her blushes when she asked me to prom by saying I had no intention of going with anyone.
See also: blush, spare
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Kim quickly fixed the button to spare her blushes as she browsed posh shops in Soho, the Sun reported.
LORRAINE Kelly tried to spare her blushes when her mobile went off during an interview - by pretending it was George Clooney.
A fire engine was sent from Consett fire station and firefighters used a six-inch electronic saw to cut away the bath and all the time the stricken woman only had a shower curtain to spare her blushes.
Luckily for her, a quick-thinking, considerate minder was on hand to spare her blushes.
RACHEL STEVENS managed to spare her blushes while filming her new video with a few strategically placed flowers.
For some reason she wore an ill-fitting top with barely enough material to spare her blushes and hipster jeans revealing a less-than-toned midriff.