face saving

  1. an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)
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How To Use face saving In A Sentence

  • Luckily a face saving penalty shoot out loss 5-4 buried what could have been an embarrassing epitaph of the state of Dutch footy.
  • Prior to this face saving embrace of bona fide produce, I considered potatoes and red beans the only edible vegetables.
  • The political escalation of the Chinese exchange rate question raises difficult issues of a face saving nature for the Chinese government.
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