save (one's) hide

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save (one's) hide

To rescue someone from failure, danger, or disaster; to prevent something bad from happening to someone. Thanks for bringing me some extra cash—you really saved my hide, there! The company is in dire need of new investors to save their hide.
See also: hide, save

save somebody’s/your (own) ˈneck/ˈskin/ˈhide

(informal) save somebody or yourself from a dangerous or unpleasant situation: Don’t rely on him for help, he’s only interested in saving his own skin. OPPOSITE: risk your neck
See also: hide, neck, save, skin
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Only in the Philippines do we find Filipino children--born and bred in the country--failing their Filipino subjects, failing at it so badly that they need tutors and remedial classes to save their hides. But this is not a Millennial problem, nor is it a curse that plague the bourgeoisie.
All this nascent soldiering may well save their hides, or at least help to build up their levels of Vitamin D before losing their sunshine years to the artificially lighted drudgery of the construction line.
It all boils down to a desperate few days when the boys must win enough money to save their hides.
Overzealous anti-drug warriors, or student junkies lying to save their hides? The media couldn't have cared less.