Translation of face-saving in Spanish:


para guardar las apariencias, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈfeɪs ˌseɪvɪŋ///


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    para guardar las apariencias
    para cubrir las apariencias
    • My friend thought he had beaten a rapid retreat after the initial, face-saving show of bravado.
    • This unbelievable remark was followed by a grim attempt at face-saving, one that relied heavily on the convenient myth of ‘liberation’.
    • They strain credibility by taking the universal language of face-saving and meaningless political rhetoric to the limit.
    • But the one thing I always cautioned about was, that you did not want to back him into such a corner that there was no face-saving way to get out, because in that corner, he would lash out.
    • Isn't this more face-saving than precedent-blocking?
    • This bluster might be just that - face-saving public relations.
    • Double standards and displacement of blame are persistent face-saving strategies.
    • The local media also broke new ground by announcing the Ryongchon disaster, but with face-saving twists.
    • Pushing through rushed legislation for political face-saving is a massive backwards step.
    • We all delude ourselves to varying degrees, but we normally have some face-saving excuse.
    • How many streets will have to remain unswept, how many refuse bins left to overflow, and roadways left to crumble to help pay for this latest face-saving exercise?
    • The others agreed to consider it, and negotiated face-saving compromises which fell far short of Olivares' proposals.
    • The stand-off has nothing to do with meaningful policy (despite what the politicians and the media say) and everything to do with politics and face-saving.
    • You know, there's all this easy talk about face-saving culture of China, but this is power politics.
    • This seemed to be a compromise, face-saving revelation that would allow more frankness further down the line.
    • It was always going to be an exercise in face-saving and at least I can take something positive out of that.
    • The doctors have already got much of what they wanted and Abbot's face-saving inquiry will probably give them the rest before Christmas.
    • What do you do when, instead of being greeted with flowers, you find your army is tied down by insurgents and you have no face-saving way to get out of the morass?
    • The face-saving compromise now being pushed into the future of licensing reforms is to allow restaurants to offer the full range of alcoholic drinks as part of their service.
    • These are not corrective action but face-saving and delay tactics.