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face saver

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishface saverˈface ˌsaver noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 ADMIREan action or arrangement that prevents you from losing other people’s respect
Examples from the Corpus
face saverMichael Ryan was offering him a face saver and he knew it.These tax cuts were the face saver the President needed after the latest economic figures were released.
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