The British Idiom – Save someone’s bacon
Definition of Save someone’s bacon
When your life has been saved or you have been rescued from a difficult and desperate situation, you can say that someone or something saved your bacon.
Examples of Usage of Save someone’s bacon
Thank heavens my wife came forward with an alibi. Otherwise, I would have been arrested. She really saved my bacon. Fitting an aircraft with a parachute might not seem such a crazy idea when you’re falling out of the sky and it saves your bacon.
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