save (one's) own neck

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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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In 1977, she fled Kirkuk in Iraq 'to save our own necks' to go to France with her husbandwhere they remained for six years before moving to Britain in 1983.