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- adj. Alternative spelling of facesaving.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. allowing one to maintain one's dignity or prestige; designed to avoid admitting something embarrassing; ; -- of actions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. maintaining dignity or prestige
- n. an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)
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More than a month after the face-saving July agreement that was meant to mark the beginning of the end of the crisis, there is no deal with Greece about collateral for its latest bailout; no agreement with private sector creditors about haircuts; and no new money for the eurozone bailout fund.
In the end, I suspect Rahm was being eased out of the bus, and Daley's vulnerability provided the face-saving opportunity.
Both U.S. and Pakistani officials have predicted Torkham would reopen soon, and the apologies issued Wednesday could provide Pakistan with a face-saving way to back down.
All it says about this tribe is that they are better at constructing face-saving fantasies, and believing in them in record time, than they are at winning challenges.
Gorbachev called it off as soon as a face-saving opportunity arose.
In this sense, these developments could serve as face-saving opportunities for Turkey.
Ministers cave in to City and reject calls to tackle highest earners as No 10 seeks face-saving deal
Given the general lack of a popular uprising to ‘rescue’ the ousted former president from his durance vile, that would be a reasonably face-saving way to end the confrontation.
The Obama administration is trying to turn up the political pressure on Mr. Gbagbo to step aside, with the State Department's chief Africa diplomat warning again that chances for a face-saving end to the crisis for the long-time Ivory Coast leader are dwindling.
But he said the defeated president has thus far given no indication that he would accept such an offer, and said that subsequent violence against Mr. Ouattara's supporters and others has made a face-saving departure more difficult.