Husband: You were having an affair with my brother.
Wife: I am very sorry about it. Can you make the situation less embarrassing for me? All our friends are here.
- When the Secretary of the Treasury was challenged by the press to show that he is innocent in the recent financial scandal he was looking for a way to cover up his lies.
下不了台 讓某人有台階下 給某人留面子 面子
 to make the situation less embarrassing to cover up an excuse or a lie etc.