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English definition of “face saver”

face saver

noun [C] (also face-saver)
something someone does in order to prevent another person from feeling embarrassed or having to admit that they are wrong: He realized he was being offered a face saver.
(Definition of face saver noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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