save (one's) neck(redirected from save their necks)
save (one's) neck
To rescue one from failure, danger, or disaster; to prevent something bad from happening to one. Thanks for bringing me some extra cash—you really saved my neck. The company is in dire need of new investors to save their neck.
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save someone's neck
If you save someone's neck, you rescue them from injury, harm or death. During the crash, the bar saved my neck, but I was in a lot of pain. You can't let down friends, even to save your own neck, now can you?
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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
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