face saving

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Noun1.face saving - an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
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In a video message pertaining to tense situation in occupied Kashmir and along Line of Control, he said Modi was badly exposed by US President Donald Trump and is now doing such acts for face saving.
Zalmay Khalilzad is no friend of Afghanistan or Pakistan; he is cozying up to Pakistan for its support in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table and taking credit for America's face saving exit from Afghanistan.
But substitute, Jamie Vardy scored a face saving goal for Leicester City in the 90 minute.
Americans have an expression for this kind of situations: "Face saving option"--an option for protecting (sparing) someone's dignity.
The PPP leader and former Senior Minister, Rahimdad Khan told that PTI in order to hide its poor security arrangements and mismanagement during the elections has made a face saving attempt by arresting its Provincial Minister Ali Amin Gandapur.
YOUNG families in the North East face saving for more than eight years before they can get on the property ladder, a new report reveals.
Firemen should call off the strike unconditionally and not waste time on childish 'face saving' formulae.
NOEL KING has already 'laid down a marker' as Ireland embark on a face saving exercise in Germany.
How many years do young people face saving for a deposit to buy a house, say Shelter?
Najaf (NINA) - Iran's Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, said that the 5+1 talks between Iran and the West must continue, because they are important and are a face saving for both sides.
Lucknow, Sep 11 ( ANI ) Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of "shying away from truth, " and termed its allegations of irregularities in coal blocks as "false" and a "face saving measure."
FIRST-TIME buyers in Wales face saving for more than 12 years to raise a deposit, a survey has found.