face-saver


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face-sav·ing

(fās′sā′vĭng)
adj.
Preventing or intended to prevent the loss of one's dignity or self-esteem.

face′-sav′er n.

face-saver

n
something that serves to maintain the dignity or prestige of someone or something
Translations

face-saver

[ˈfeɪsˌseɪvəʳ] Nmaniobra f para salvar las apariencias

face-saver

[feɪsseɪvəʳ] n it was clearly a face-saver on their partl'hanno ovviamente fatto per salvarsi la faccia
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Johnny Russell pulled one back, only for Modou Barrow to score again for Reading, before Rams substitute Chris Martin grabbed a late face-saver.
From that perspective, the mutual decision by China and India to withdraw troops from Doklam offered a face-saver to both Beijing and New Delhi without a shot being fired.
The breakthrough should also act as a face-saver for the police after a local officer working in theInterpoloffice in Nicosia made the blunder of placing a call to criminal elements in Serbia in relation to the gangland-style murder of businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis in Ayia Napa on June 23.
It gave Sunderland a last-gasp face-saver and ensured their five-game Continental Group campaign got off to a winning start, albeit an unconvincing one.
The Congress had a chance, though by default, to at least make a face-saver retaining Maharashtra for the fourth consecutive terms in alliance with NCP following a split between the BJP and the Shiv Sena.
It was believably by way of courtesy and giving a face-saver to the elders that their official interlocutors made this demand.
The e-card is really a face-saver that satisfactorily fulfills the needs of the poor in an honorable way, he added.
Sources privy to this issue say this is all part of a deal, which is a face-saver for all concerned.
And that face-saver India had in place within a few days of the crisis breaking out.
Scott Young's Port Talbot defied a dismal record at Bangor, taking the lead on three occasions before Davies grabbed a last-gasp face-saver.
He just wished it had been the building blocks of a win rather than as a face-saver in a defeat.