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English definition of “save sb's bacon/neck”

save sb's bacon/neck

informal
to help someone avoid getting into trouble Preserving and savingDefending and protecting
(Definition of save sb's bacon/neck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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