save (one's) own hide(redirected from save their own hides)
save (one's) own hide
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 federal investigation, the CEO was more worried with saving his own hide 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 hide, so you should be doing the same.
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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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