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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Premier leaders Choice Personnel were given a scare at Division Five basement side St Phillips GSOB, with an own goal in a 1-0 scoreline sparing their blushes.