saving grace


noun

a quality that makes up for other generally negative characteristics; redeeming feature.

Nearby words

  1. saver,
  2. savery,
  3. savigny,
  4. savin,
  5. saving,
  6. saving grace, a,
  7. savingly,
  8. savings,
  9. savings account,
  10. savings and loan association

Origin of saving grace

First recorded in 1590–1600

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