saving grace
noun Date: 1597 a redeeming quality or factor

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  • saving grace — saving graces N COUNT: with supp A saving grace is a good quality or feature in a person or thing that prevents them from being completely bad or worthless. That is ageing s single saving grace; you worry less about what people think about you …   English dictionary

  • saving grace — noun singular a good quality that makes it possible for you to accept someone or something that is bad in all other ways: That play s only saving grace was that it didn t last long …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • saving grace — If someone has some character defects, but has a characteristic that compensate for their failings and shortcomings, this is their saving grace …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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  • saving grace — noun 1. (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saving Grace — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Saving Grace peut référer à : Saving Grace, une série télévisée américaine débutée en 2007 ; Saving Grace, un film américain de Robert Malcolm… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • saving grace —    If someone has some character defects, but has a characteristic that compensate for their failings and shortcomings, this is their saving grace.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A person who has a saving grace has a quality that… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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