Definition of saving grace noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


saving grace

BrE BrE//ˌseɪvɪŋ ˈɡreɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌseɪvɪŋ ˈɡreɪs//
[usually singular]
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the one good quality that a person or thing has that prevents them or it from being completely bad Her sense of humour is her saving grace.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: saving grace