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save the day

to do something that prevents a likely defeat or failure: Newcastle seemed to be heading for disaster until a late goal saved the day.
Translations of “save the day”
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉危爲安,扭轉頹勢…
in Russian спасать положение…
in Turkish ciddi bir sorunu çözmek için bir şeyler yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 转危为安,扭转败局…
in Polish uratować sytuację…
(Definition of save the day from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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