Offi cers said they wanted to save the groom, bride and both families from losing face
in front of the guests.
The Rev Alan Betteridge, president of the Baptist Peace Fellowship, said: "My worry is, how do the captors extricate themselves from this without losing face
"When there is a risk of losing face
(yours or theirs), the Chinese will often pretend to understand your meaning, when in fact, they do not fully understand.
Her parents have kicked her out in order to "save face." Wil wants to help, but coming out could mean losing face
herself, so Wil keeps her mother in the dark, slighting Vivian in the process.
Fifteen years ago, the association world was asking, "What is this thing called the Internet?" Ten years ago, it was, "Do you have a Web site up and running?" Today, if you're not offering your members Web access with a host of services, you're not only behind the times--you're losing face
I was more worried about losing face
, of being open to men who might take advantage of that openness.
"Culturally, the Chinese put a very high premium on not losing face
," says Merrill Weingrod of China Strategies, a consulting firm in Providence, R.I.
Mr Blair, like any politician, is nervous about losing face
and doing a U-turn.
LIVERPOOL must go through with world-class schemes like the Fourth Grace or Kings Dock or risk losing face
President George (W.) Bush is afraid of losing face
if he fails to attack Iraq,'' adding that protest was a peaceful action.
The traditional fear of losing face
(shame) if a program does not succeed will make the task of program evaluation even more difficult.
The American administration must somehow extract itself from the Yugoslav crisis without losing face
. The Kremlin can put pressure on Belgrade, trying to make the Yugoslav leadership more compliant, at least to the point where Clinton has something to present to public opinion in his own country.