save your skin

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save (one's) skin

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 skin, there! The company is in dire need of new investors to save their skin.
See also: save, skin

save your skin


save your own skin

COMMON If someone tries to save their skin or save their own skin, they try to save themselves from something dangerous or unpleasant, often without caring what happens to anyone else. It looked to me like a desperate attempt to save his skin. It's an announcement that's got a lot more to do with the government trying to save its own skin than trying to help the victims.
See also: save, skin

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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SAVE YOUR SKIN HARSH weather and drying central heating can wreak havoc with sensitive skin during the cold winter months, intensifying irritation & redness.
QUEENS PARK RANGERS ARE A COMPLETE SHAMBLES You've got to win to save your skin and you lose 6-0 - what does that say about QPR as a group of individuals?
However through the Standard Bank Save Your Skin Campaign it is important that people are constantly reminded of protecting themselves against the sun by wearing a hat or using sunscreen.
So skip the overblown numbers and save your skin with simple tips from the American Academy of Dermatology:
Save your skin If yours is suffering after weeks of drying out and neglect, try some first aid.
The company-whose products include Save Your Hair shampoo and conditioner (12-ounce bottle, $18), Save Your Skin shower gel (4-ounce bottle, $10) and moisturizer (8-ounce bottle, $14), and a Save Your Body line available exclusively at Whole Foods--has partnered with Conservation International, which leases 200,000 acres of rainforest in Guyana.
So, save your skin this winter with anti-contact gloves--and don't take any double-dog-dares to put your tongue against a freezing metal flagpole.
Dear Editor, - How ironic, when things are going from bad to worse, to save your skin and your job, what do you do?
This moisturiser from Superdrug is just the thing to save your skin and has a subtle shimmer.
VISIA is the very latest and only diagnostic procedure that can identify what you can do to turn back the hands of time and save your skin from aging faster than it has to," said Dr.
com FAKE Bake has been celebrating achievements with its Save Your Skin campaign.
Fake Bake are hosting their first National Save Your Skin Campaign Day on Thursday and all profits from spray tans on the day will go to skin cancer charity RAFT.
Champion Liverpool fighter Derry Mathews, who is fighting Scott Lawton tonight at the Liverpool Olympia, and Gemma Merna, who plays Carmel Valentine in the soap, are supporting the Save Your Skin campaign.
STARS swear by the rejuvenating properties of the La Prairie range and now the Swiss masters - who made caviar a moisturiser - have a new trio of goodies to save your skin.