save one's bacon

save one's bacon
phrasal
: to preserve or rescue something of vital importance (as one's life, livelihood, or reputation) from loss or harm

the pilots of my section saved my bacon many times when I have been attacked from behind — Keith Ayling

is forced to compromise these beliefs in order to save his economic bacon — Louis Bromfield

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save (some)one's bacon, save one's face, save one's neck, save one's skin, save the mark see under ↑bacon, ↑face, ↑neck, ↑skin and ↑mark1
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Main Entry:save

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  • Save one's bacon — save (someone) from a dangerous or awkward situation …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • save one's bacon — save oneself, rescue oneself from a bad situation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To save one's bacon — Bacon Ba con, n. [OF. bacon, fr. OHG. bacho, bahho, flitch of bacon, ham; akin to E. back. Cf. Back the back side.] The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh. [1913 Webster] {Bacon beetle} (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • save one's bacon — Australian Slang save (someone) from a dangerous or awkward situation …   English dialects glossary

  • save someone's bacon — save (some)one s bacon, save one s face, save one s neck, save one s skin, save the mark see under ↑bacon, ↑face, ↑neck, ↑skin and ↑mark1 • • • Main Entry: ↑save * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • save one's neck — To escape narrowly with one s life or reputation • • • Main Entry: ↑neck save (some)one s bacon, save one s face, save one s neck, save one s skin, save the mark see under ↑bacon, ↑face, ↑neck, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • save one's skin — save (some)one s bacon, save one s face, save one s neck, save one s skin, save the mark see under ↑bacon, ↑face, ↑neck, ↑skin and ↑mark1 • • • Main Entry: ↑save …   Useful english dictionary

  • save one's face — To avoid humiliation or appearance of climbing down • • • Main Entry: ↑face save (some)one s bacon, save one s face, save one s neck, save one s skin, save the mark see under ↑bacon, ↑face, ↑neck, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • save (some)one's bacon — ● save …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bacon — Ba con, n. [OF. bacon, fr. OHG. bacho, bahho, flitch of bacon, ham; akin to E. back. Cf. Back the back side.] The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh. [1913 Webster] {Bacon beetle} (Zo[ o]l.), a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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