save the day
Prevent a misfortune, as in They had forgotten the knife to cut the wedding cake, but Elizabeth arrived with one and saved the day.
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- save as you earn,
- save face,
- save for a rainy day,
- save one's bacon,
- save one's breath,
- save up,
- saved by the bell,
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