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save the furniture

To create the best possible outcome of a bad, unfortunate, or unpleasant situation or set of circumstances. Usually used in the context of politics. Primarily heard in Australia. It's likely that our candidate is going to lose, so we're looking for a way to save the furniture at this point.
See also: furniture, save
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