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给……台阶下

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给……台阶下。

Gěi …… táijiē xià.

to give somebody a way out or relieve one’s embarrassment.

用法说明

“给……(一个)台阶下”的字面意思是给人一个向下走的台阶,比喻帮人解除尴尬的处境。

The literal meaning of “给……(一个)台阶下” is to give a step downward to a person. It metaphorically means to give somebody a way out or relieve one’s embarrassment.

例句

1、甲:我该怎么处理李明呢?

Jiǎ: Wǒ gāi zěnme chǔlǐ Lǐ Míng ne?

A: How should I deal with Li Ming?

乙:给他一个台阶下吧,别太追究了,毕竟他只是个孩子。

Yǐ: Gěi tā yígè táijiē xià ba, bié tài zhuījiū le, bìjìng tā zhǐshì gè háizi.

B: Give him a way out. After all, he is only a kid.

2、甲:当时我转移了话题,以便给自己和对方台阶下。

Jiǎ: Dàngshí wǒ zhuǎnyí le huàtí,yǐbiàn gěi zìjǐ hé duìfāng táijié xià.

A: I changed the topic to avoid embarrassment.

乙:这么做就对了。

Yǐ: Zhème zuò jiù duì le.

B: That’s right.

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