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To except, reserve, or exempt; as where a statute saves vested—fixed—rights. To toll, or suspend the running or operation of; as, to save the Statute of Limitations.

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They were 3-0 down at the break but two Jack Bircham penalties in the second half saved the situation.
Businesses in the UK were spending pounds 33 billion annually on training but it was immigrant labour who had saved the situation for many companies, not because of low wage costs but as a result of their high skills.
The fire service said if I had a smoke alarm it may have saved the situation and it might not be as bad."
In the middle of the night in some states you're just on your own; there's nothing there." The Treo smartphone's connectivity saved the situation.
But the intervention of bystanders saved the situation.
But, whereas the zeal to expand the national road network is commendable, as this will ease the transportation of people and goods, there is an appalling lack of maintenance in many places.It is a shame that roads built at a high cost to the taxpayer only several years later get so dilapidated that they have to be rebuilt, when regular maintenance could have saved the situation.