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
References in classic literature ?
Oh, spare his blushes," cried Ferfitchkin, sniggering.
The mystery vandal was less than impressed by the revealing artwork at Bath's Victoria Art Gallery and made his own DIY alterations to spare his blushes.
TO spare his blushes we won't name him, but we've helped a pensioner in his quest for love.
He could have woven an invisible corset to spare his blushes.
The Match of the Day host will appear to have bulging muscles and only a packet of crisps to spare his blushes in an advertisement promoting Walkers Max Naked dipping crisps.
The 39-year-old actor, who had to wear a short skirt while filming Troy, resorted to strapping to spare his blushes.
A pub sign which villagers think makes Prince Philip look like Hannibal Lecter has been taken down to spare his blushes.