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    saving our behinds.

    Let's face a difficult and painful truth. Most of us .don't know how to live an authentic, effective, healthy, and fulfilling life. This fact is obvious, but we resist seeing it and facing it. Some of us ᵛtry to become wantless.
    When our false pride is in charge, ignorance becomes something of which to be ashamed. .Being ignorant .doesn't fit with our self-image, so we deny it. We become more concerned with "saving face rather than saving our behinds.

    Does "saving our behinds." mean "take care of ourselves"?

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    Re: saving our behinds.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does "saving our behinds" mean "take care of ourselves"?
    It means saving ourselves.
    Have a look at this link for the original expression:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/brow...-someone-s-ass

    I believe it morphed from "saving someone's skin/hide/bacon."
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...wn+skin%2Fhide

    Note that the author is juxtaposing the idea of saving face with that of surviving.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...lish/save-face

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    Re: saving our behinds.

    Isn't this expression a common one but a make-up one after existing ones?

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    Re: saving our behinds.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Isn't this expression a common one but a make-up one after existing ones?
    "Savings our behinds" usually mean "Saving our arses" (asses US). But I can't see the relevance here.

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