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face-saving

adjective [before noun]
 
 
intended to prevent someone from feeling embarrassed or having to admit that they are wrong: a face-saving compromise/exercise/deal The European Commission agreed a face-saving compromise to defuse a bitter dispute with Germany over subsidies.
Translations of “face-saving”
in Chinese (Traditional) 保全面子的, 體面的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保全面子的, 体面的…
(Definition of face-saving from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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