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saving grace

n.
A redeeming quality, especially one that compensates for one's shortcomings: The scintillating conversation was the saving grace of a bad and overpriced meal.

sav′ing grace′


n.
a quality that makes up for other generally negative characteristics; redeeming feature.
[1590–1600]
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Noun1.saving grace - (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
2.saving grace - a redeeming quality or characteristic; "her love of music remains her one saving grace"; "her sense of humor has to be a saving grace"; "the saving grace for both developments is that they are creating jobs"
characteristic - a distinguishing quality

saving grace

adjective redeeming feature, asset, good point, advantage, blessing, boon, ace in the hole, mitigating feature, feather in your cap, ace up your sleeve Humour is your saving grace.
Translations
dobrá stránka
forsonende forhold
mentő körülmény
bót í máli
dobrá stránka
bir kusuru örtücü özellik

saving grace

n her kindness is her saving gracesi salva grazie alla sua gentilezza

save1

(seiv) verb
1. to rescue or bring out of danger. He saved his friend from drowning; The house was burnt but he saved the pictures.
2. to keep (money etc) for future use. He's saving (his money) to buy a bicycle; They're saving for a house.
3. to prevent the using or wasting of (money, time, energy etc). Frozen foods save a lot of trouble; I'll telephone and that will save me writing a letter.
4. in football etc, to prevent the opposing team from scoring a goal. The goalkeeper saved six goals.
5. to free from the power of sin and evil.
6. to keep data in the computer.
noun
(in football etc) an act of preventing the opposing team from scoring a goal.
ˈsaver noun
a person or thing that saves, avoids waste etc. The telephone is a great time-saver.
ˈsaving noun
a way of saving money etc or the amount saved in this way. It's a great saving to be able to make one's own clothes.
ˈsavings noun plural
money saved up. He keeps his savings in the bank.
saviour , (American) savior (ˈseivjə) noun
1. (usually with capital) a person or god who saves people from sin, hell etc.
2. a person who rescues a person etc from danger etc. He was the saviour of his country.
saving grace
a good quality that makes up for a fault. His speeches are boring but they have the saving grace of being short.
savings account
an account in a bank or post office on which interest is paid.
savings bank
a bank that receives small savings and gives interest.
save up
to save. He's been saving up for a new bike.
References in classic literature ?
And I swear that my physical and mental torments, here in my bed, would have been incomparably greater than anything I had endured on the sea, but for the saving grace of one sweet thought.
He came one day with the book and begged me to read it, having discovered that my interest in Luther was not as living as it ought to be; so I took it out with me into the garden, because the dullest book takes on a certain saving grace if read out of doors, just as bread and butter, devoid of charm in the drawing-room, is ambrosia eaten under a tree.
But it has at least the saving grace of antiquity to excuse it.
The Saving Grace project started in 2004 with cooked food collected from hotels, palaces and houses and distributed to poor people, orphans and labourers for the entire year.
That was the only saving grace, I certainly wasn't jumping around the house
The one saving grace through all of this torment is Brendan Rodgers, above.
We encourage residents and organisations to store the untouched food hygienically and make sure it reaches the needy," said Sultan Al Shehi, Manager of Saving Grace (Hefth Al Ne'ma), an initiative under the umbrella of UAE Red Crescent Authority launched in 2004.
In a further commitment to reducing food wastage, EAD has partnered with the Saving Grace Project and Quattro Group to donate approximately 250 meals daily to the poor and needy.
FOR those of us with not a lot up top (hair, that is), the woolly hat has been a saving grace in the cold weather.
Jane Horrocks isn't in it - though admittedly, that's quite a big saving grace.
The saving grace was that our Cockney commentator was very funny.
He said: "The only saving grace is that the supporters want to form a new club and work through the leagues.