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English definition of “saving grace”

saving grace

noun [S]    
a good quality that something or someone has that stops it or them from being completely bad : The film's only/one saving grace is the excellent photography .Advantage and disadvantage
(Definition of saving grace noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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