1. A: 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.2. A: 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。