face saver, face saving(adj)
an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)
maintaining dignity or prestige
"a face-saving compromise"
The numerical value of face saving in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of face saving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This seems to be a face-saving strategy to say something to the court.
The U.S. wants a face-saving exit from Afghanistan, and sooner or later they will completely withdraw from Afghanistan, leaving the war-torn country mercilessly on its own fate, america wants us to fight their war, i.e. with the Haqqani network, which is purely an Afghan militant group. Regional powers should create a force for Afghanistan, which should play a role within itself for viable Afghan solution.
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