saving grace

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of saving grace

: a redeeming quality or factor

Examples of saving grace in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of saving grace

1798

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Definition of saving grace for English Language Learners

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


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