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
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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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Each time it gets easier - the good old learning curve has kicked in, that wonderful phenomenon that smiles on your efforts and saves your hide time and again, whether in peak climbing, or commerce, or so many other things.