→ the dolphin's grace and beauty
→ She moved with the grace of a ballet dancer.
(=dignity) grâce f
with good grace, with a good grace de bonne grâce
→ He accepted the decision with good grace, and wished me the very best of luck.
with bad grace, with a bad grace de mauvaise grâce
→ With appallingly bad grace I packed up and we drove north.
to have the good grace to do sth avoir la bonne grâce de faire qch
to say grace (before meal)
dire le bénédicité
dire les grâces
5 days' grace répit m de 5 jours
→ We have only a few hours' grace before the soldiers come.
to be given a year's grace se voir accorder un an de répit
→ Businesses were given a year's grace and payments will begin from March 1, 1996
to fall from grace tomber en disgrâce
→ All went well at first, but eventually I fell from grace.
→ He fell from grace after admitting that the documents were forgeries.
his fall from grace sa disgrâce
→ The reasons for his fall from grace are not clear.
to be in sb's good graces être dans les bonnes grâces de qn
there but for the grace of God go I cela aurait tout aussi bien pu être moi
(=adorn) orner → Her face has graced the covers of countless magazines. → the exotic plants that grace our conservatories
coup de grace
(=death blow) coup m de grâce
to deliver the coup de grace donner le coup de grâce, porter le coup de grâce
→ Irving Kristol delivered the coup de grace in a letter dated June 12: they had decided to reject the proposal.
the saving grace of sb/sth ce qui rachète qn/qch
→ The saving grace of the play was the high quality of the acting.
→ Ageing's one saving grace is you worry less about what people think.
His sense of humour is his saving grace. Il se rachète par son sens de l'humour.