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Cantonese word meaning to save yourself the embarrassment of doing something that would lead you to suffering embarrassment.

Literally means to "keep skin" or "collect skin".
Your morbidly obese friend just signed up for high jump classes, you say to her:
"Hey Bethany, sao-pei please! Jesus Christ have you seen yourself?!"
by crazytownmcplod July 27, 2016
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