English noun: saving grace
|1.||saving grace (state) (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||grace, state of grace|
|Domain category||Christian theology|
|2.||saving grace (attribute) a redeeming quality or characteristic|
|Samples||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.