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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For your back-up to fly into action and save your hide it needs quality range time with you.
A timely mea culpa and rededication to putting rounds where they need to go could save your hide, especially if you're a concealed carry practitioner.
Plan ahead for every situation; it just may save your hide some day--literally.
These are easy to carry, last ditch, save your hide pistols.