: Jason has a big ego. Even though he knows he made a mistake you still need to offer him a face saving way out of this situation. B
: How? A
: Say there's nothing embarrassing about making mistakes. One just needs to apologize and remember to not make them again in the future. B
: Thank you. I'll try it.
: I am sorry. It's my fault. B
: No it's not your fault.. C
: If he says it's his fault there's no need to make excuses for him.
3. I did not ask him embarrassing questions in front of everyone to protect his dignity.
 offer somebody a face saving way out of something
 make excuses for somebody
 protect somebody's dignity
 maintain somebody's self-esteem這是個白話的說法，非常貼切的形容讓某人有台階下，face saving 就是保持顏面的意思If he says it's his fault there's no need to make excuses for him. 的意思就是如果他說是他的錯，就不必替他找藉口，也就是不必找台階讓他下的意思。
- You failed me 是甚麼意思?
- I am well 跟 I am good 的差別?
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