spare (someone's) blushes

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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

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

spare (or save) someone's blushes

refrain from causing someone embarrassment.
See also: blush, spare
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Rita managed to spare her blushes as she relaxed with fellow X Factor judge Nick Grimshaw and model pal Daisy Lowe, 26.
Kim quickly fixed the button to spare her blushes as she browsed posh shops in Soho, the Sun reported.
LORRAINE Kelly tried to spare her blushes when her mobile went off during an interview - by pretending it was George Clooney.
A fire engine was sent from Consett fire station and firefighters used a six-inch electronic saw to cut away the bath and all the time the stricken woman only had a shower curtain to spare her blushes.
A I KNOW you wife's name but I'll spare her blushes and not publish it.
Luckily for her, a quick-thinking, considerate minder was on hand to spare her blushes.
RACHEL STEVENS managed to spare her blushes while filming her new video with a few strategically placed flowers.