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Meaning of “face-saving” in the English Dictionary

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face-savingadjective [before noun]

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