spare (someone's) blushes

spare (someone's) blushes

To keep from making someone feel embarrassed or awkward. However, due to your family's great service to the crown, we will spare your blushes and not create a public scandal around this debacle. I tried sparing her blushes when she asked me to prom by saying I had no intention of going with anyone.
See also: blush, spare
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spare someone's blushes

or

save someone's blushes

BRITISH
COMMON If someone spares your blushes or saves your blushes, they do something that stops you from being in an embarrassing situation. Williams spared Tottenham's blushes last night, scoring a superb goal against Enfield.
See also: blush, spare
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spare (or save) someone's blushes

refrain from causing someone embarrassment.
See also: blush, spare
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