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saving grace

a quality that makes up for other generally negative characteristics; redeeming feature.
Origin of saving grace
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The long-established parks in the hinterland are the one saving grace.
  • The only saving grace is what the park service has preserved.
  • My saving grace was my father's encouragement for me to pursue the field of science.
  • Its saving grace-no ozone depletion in the atmosphere.
  • His only saving grace: the car was reported stolen before the body was found.
  • But their saving grace, if there is one, is that their regular seasons are different.
  • It would be dangerous to take the stimulator, but the saving grace is that stomach acid destroys both it and the inhibitor.
  • The saving grace is that science is and should net be based on ideology.
  • The movie was pretty ordinary, but its one saving grace was the spaceship.
  • There is no saving grace in being confined to an iron suit, cold and unforgiving.

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