save from (someone or something)

(redirected from saves us from)

save from (someone or something)

1. To liberate or deliver someone or something from a dangerous or threatening person, thing, place, or situation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "save" and "from." She managed to save the hostages from the gunman without anyone getting hurt. You should never worry about saving personal belongings when escaping from a fire. Just worry about yourself and your loved ones!
2. To rescue or salvage something from some potential or imminent failure. A noun or pronoun is used between "save" and "from." The massive success of their latest product saved the company from financial ruin. We'll rescue him from the sheriff when they move him from the courthouse to the county jail.
3. To cause someone to no longer have to deal with an undesirable person or situation. A noun or pronoun is used between "save" and "from." Give me a call if you need me to come save you from your parents' dinner party. My friends and I have a signal we give when one of us needs to be saved from some jerk at the bar.
See also: save
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

save someone or something from someone or something

to rescue someone or something from someone or something. The cop was able to save the kid from his attackers. I managed to save some old photographs from the fire.
See also: save
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Friday, the sixth day, was also the day that God created animals, so abstaining from meat is a symbolic "stay of execution" for cows, pigs, and sheep--just as the cross saves us from eternal death.
It is the power that enables ethical choices by rendering us responsible for the identities we present to the world, saves us from the definitions others may wish to fix upon us, and allows us to contribute a meaningful perspective to the marketplace of ideas.
Wakes, after all, revolve around bodies: the Body of Christ, which saves us from eternal death; the dead body, there in the casket; and the bodies that kneel and weep or that stand around and tell funny stories about the one who's laid out.