Face-saver



[feys-sey-ver] /ˈfeɪsˌseɪ vər/

noun
1.
something that saves one’s prestige or dignity:
Allow him the face-saver of resigning instead of being fired.
noun
1.
something that serves to maintain the dignity or prestige of someone or something

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