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.


Nearby words

  1. save as you earn,
  2. save face,
  3. save for a rainy day,
  4. save one's bacon,
  5. save one's breath,
  6. save up,
  7. save-all,
  8. saved,
  9. saved by the bell,
  10. saveloy

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