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save (up) (for something)

to accumulate money in order to buy something. I can't buy a car because I am saving up for college. I don't have the money now, but I am saving up.

Save

(one's) face Fig. to preserve one's good standing, pride, or high position (after a failure). The ambassador was more interested in saving his face than winning the argument. Most diplomats are concerned with saving face.
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But in Spielberg's film Ryan is not the only one being saved.
In both Titanic and Saving Private Ryan, the rescuers have a parting message for the people they've saved.
For just like these two fictional movie characters, all of us human beings have been saved by the unbelievable generosity and compassion of one whose sacrifice we had no claim on, no right to expect.
Maybe that's not a bad answer, that we respond to being saved by trying to imitate and pass on the generosity of the ones who saved us.