save someone's skin
save (one's) skin
To rescue one from failure, danger, or disaster; to prevent something bad from happening to someone. Thanks for bringing me some extra cash—you really saved my skin, there! The company is in dire need of new investors to save their skin.
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save someone's skin (or neck or bacon)rescue someone from danger or difficulty.
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