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saving gracenoun [S]

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a good ​quality that something or someone has that ​stops it, him, or her from being ​completelybad: The film's only/onesavinggrace is the ​excellentcinematography.
(Definition of saving grace from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “saving grace”
in Chinese (Simplified) 可取之处…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可取之處…
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