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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In the 88th minute, Namibia could have scored a face saver when Tjingaete found herself in the box but missed the target.
Our new season face saver is No7 Match Made Custom Blend Foundation Drops, PS16, which you mix into moisturiser to give exactly the coverage you need for whatever's in the mirror that morning.
BJP has received a jolt in the elections to the civic bodies with the party sweep in six corporations coming as a face saver. With around 70 per cent seats of the total 988 district panchayat and 4,778
FACE SAVER John O'Shea (left) enjoys his late equaliser in Germany with Walters (No.19), who has been playing for Stoke in a mask (below)
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. It would retort to its detractors that it has wrenched out the world backing for the stoppage of US drone incursions into the Pakistani territory.
Shola scored the all-important face saver and Hatem Ben Arfa played a major role in United''s second-half fightback.
Detroit, MI, January 16, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Face Saver Cosmetics launches Clarifying Souffle, a new multifunctional deep pore antibacterial cleanser that is formulated with herbal extracts to clarifying the complexion, softening the skin and clearing away blemishes for naturally healthy skin on their website facesavercosmetics.com.
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
Face saver: Substitute Adam McGurk tucks home Villa's equaliser in last night's 2-2 draw at Colchester.
FACE SAVER S.O.S CALL: My complexion really suffers during winter.
Tranmere were denied a 90th-minute face saver when Holden's cross from the left struck the crossbar.