save\ one's\ neck

• save one's neck
• save one's skin
v. phr. slang
To save from danger or trouble.

The fighter planes saved our skins while the army was landing from the ships.

Betty saved Tim's neck by typing his report for him; without her help he could not have finished on time.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • save one's neck — • save one s neck • save one s skin save oneself from danger or trouble He left the scene of the fire as soon as possible in order to save his own neck …   Idioms and examples

  • save one's neck — or[save one s skin] {v. phr.}, {slang} To save from danger or trouble. * /The fighter planes saved our skins while the army was landing from the ships./ * /Betty saved Tim s neck by typing his report for him; without her help he could not have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • save one's neck — or[save one s skin] {v. phr.}, {slang} To save from danger or trouble. * /The fighter planes saved our skins while the army was landing from the ships./ * /Betty saved Tim s neck by typing his report for him; without her help he could not have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • save one's neck — save oneself, look out for one s own interests …   English contemporary dictionary

  • save one's skin — save (some)one s bacon, save one s face, save one s neck, save one s skin, save the mark see under ↑bacon, ↑face, ↑neck, ↑skin and ↑mark1 • • • Main Entry: ↑save …   Useful english dictionary

  • save one's face — To avoid humiliation or appearance of climbing down • • • Main Entry: ↑face save (some)one s bacon, save one s face, save one s neck, save one s skin, save the mark see under ↑bacon, ↑face, ↑neck, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • save one's skin — • save one s neck • save one s skin save oneself from danger or trouble He left the scene of the fire as soon as possible in order to save his own neck …   Idioms and examples

  • save\ one's\ skin — • save one s neck • save one s skin v. phr. slang To save from danger or trouble. The fighter planes saved our skins while the army was landing from the ships. Betty saved Tim s neck by typing his report for him; without her help he could not… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • save one's bacon — phrasal : to preserve or rescue something of vital importance (as one s life, livelihood, or reputation) from loss or harm the pilots of my section saved my bacon many times when I have been attacked from behind Keith Ayling is forced to… …   Useful english dictionary


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