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saving grace

a quality that makes up for other generally negative characteristics; redeeming feature.
Origin of saving grace
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Indeed, at the time of its first successes, it was the saving grace of England.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • He might have loved at one time—which would have been a saving grace.

  • Had not his mother been the good sense and saving grace of his own home?

  • Only by doing the will of the Father is the saving grace of the Son obtainable.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • Faith, as you may have heard in church, is a saving grace, and essential to peace of mind.

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol

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