face saver

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Noun1.face saver - an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
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BJP has received a jolt in the elections to the civic bodies with the party sweep in six corporations coming as a face saver.
FACE SAVER John O'Shea (left) enjoys his late equaliser in Germany with Walters (No.
Although Sunday's final encounter is of no importance it could become a face saver if Sri Lanka could win.
Only, the Islamabad hierarchy would now have a bit of a face saver.
Shola scored the all-important face saver and Hatem Ben Arfa played a major role in United''s second-half fightback.
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PHIL THE FORCE Destroyer Philander AUSSIE FACE SAVER Siddle avoids record low PUNTER DUCKS OUT Ponting is trapped for 0 HUGHES A LOSER The opener's sent packing OFF YOU GO Aussie skipper Michael Clarke is pointed towards the pavilion as his team collapses
Tranmere were denied a 90th-minute face saver when Holden's cross from the left struck the crossbar.
Meanwhile, United Feather & Down said it is having great success with its Face Saver pillow, which is designed to minimize the wrinkling of the skin while sleeping.
Man of the moment Stewart Downing spared Boro's blushes with a crucial face saver yesterday.
Stern John, Blues' last-gasp face saver on their last appearance at St Andrew's against Newcastle United 11 days ago, is struggling with bruised ribs.
Keith keeper Andy Shearer made a great save from White late on, but could do nothing to stop McMullan's 89th minute face saver.