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redeeming feature

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Idioms and Phrases

A good quality or aspect that makes up for other drawbacks, as in The house isn't very attractive, but the garden is the redeeming feature . This idiom, first recorded in 1827, uses redeem in the sense of “compensate.”

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Example Sentences

His love for his mother is the redeeming feature in his character.

Besides, his fidelity to Corinne is a redeeming feature, perhaps the only redeeming feature of his character.

These difficulties of Philips were the first redeeming feature in the situation.

There is only one redeeming feature in the right honorable gentleman's policy, and that is its colossal and monumental failure.

The only redeeming feature about the whole orgie was the absence of quarrelling.


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