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saving grace

noun

Simple Definition of saving grace

  • : a good quality that makes a bad or unpleasant person or thing better or more acceptable

Full Definition of saving grace

  1. :  a redeeming quality or factor

Examples of saving grace

  1. It's expensive, but the machine's saving grace is its ease of operation.

  2. One of her saving graces is a good sense of humor.



1597

First Known Use of saving grace

1597


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