IPA: fˈeɪsseɪvɪŋ


  • Alternative spelling of facesaving [That prevents loss of face and maintains one's dignity or prestige.]

face saving

IPA: fˈeɪssˈeɪvɪŋ


  • an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)

Examples of "face-saving" in Sentences

  • In the end, I suspect Rahm was being eased out of the bus, and Daley's vulnerability provided the face-saving opportunity.
  • All it says about this tribe is that they are better at constructing face-saving fantasies, and believing in them in record time, than they are at winning challenges.
  • Both U.S. and Pakistani officials have predicted Torkham would reopen soon, and the apologies issued Wednesday could provide Pakistan with a face-saving way to back down.
  • More than a month after the face-saving July agreement that was meant to mark the beginning of the end of the crisis, there is no deal with Greece about collateral for its latest bailout; no agreement with private sector creditors about haircuts; and no new money for the eurozone bailout fund.

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