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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It was believably by way of courtesy and giving a face-saver to the elders that their official interlocutors made this demand.
Sources privy to this issue say this is all part of a deal, which is a face-saver for all concerned.