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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.


(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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He saves me from being consumed by guilt about not meeting his ideals as I open myself to his forgiveness.
He then saves me from just looking at my own concerns.
But he's ready to come to save us whenever and as far as we let him.
He can save me from the drudgery or exasperation of dealing with or caring for others as I remember that whatever I do or say to them, I do or say to him.
We ask him to save us from what we perceive to be a shortage of vocations.