Somebody save us from this misused phrase. Maybe we just need a saving phase, linguistically speaking. Those who use this expression in this mistaken way might be caught with egg on their faces, so to speak.
Nope, they are not exactly saving faze.
The commonly used expression speaks of avoiding embarrassment or preserving dignity in a situation that might otherwise have caused one to blush. That’s saving face
Essentially, that allows someone to come out of such an incident unfazed, instead of red-faced.
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