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A Phrase A Week: To save one’s bacon

Meaning

If something saves your bacon, it saves you from failure or difficulties. You can also say that someone saves your bacon if they save you from a lot of trouble.

 

Examples

1.  You saved my bacon there. I’d probably have lost my job if you hadn’t been ready with an explanation.

2.  It’s a short book but it could save your bacon when you’re traveling overseas.

October 20th, 2011 Posted by adah at 01:55pm | Fun English Phrases | no comments

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