mixed blessing


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mixed blessing

n
an event, situation, etc, having both advantages and disadvantages
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mixed blessing

n it's a mixed blessingè una cosa buona che ha il suo risvolto negativo
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Getting a feather in your cap when you're about to get the push is a mixed blessing. When Virgin loses control of the West Coast route in a few months' time it will have the satisfaction of a job done well, and a reputation unsullied.
The individual wristwatch telephone through which you can contact anyone, anywhere, will be a mixed blessing which, nevertheless, very few will be able to reject.
The steadily improving economy and lower fuel prices have been a mixed blessing: More Americans can afford to travel, but the number of traffic deaths, which had been dropping, increased last year to 35,200, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Salmond shows no signs of leaving the political stage, which is a mixed blessing for Nicola.
But world No.80 Wasley reckons having players like O'Sullivan (above) in from the last-128 stage could prove a mixed blessing for the also-rans.
Mike Myers Mike recalled: "It was a weird time for me because my dad had just died, so for me it was a mixed blessing. My dad was dying during the making of it.
But boss Alan Pardew believes it is a mixed blessing with the extra games making it more demanding than the Champions League.
But its success has become something of a mixed blessing for villagers who have found themselves invaded on weekends throughout the summer by large groups of drinkers, some of them whose behaviour has been offensive.
As a sociolinguistic philosophy of equality and reform, PC is a mixed blessing. It sensitizes us to the negative nuances of normative labels, but it also sanitizes language, paralyzes communication, and stigmatizes us with pseudopeccadillos and faux-pas phobia.
STORES are braced for a tough Christmas after the late end to the summer proved a mixed blessing.
THE wooden-spoon London derby at Craven Cottage should beat the freeze today - a mixed blessing for Avram Grant, who's on a win-or-sack ultimatum.
Exhibition organiser Louise Hesketh, of The Brindley Arts Centre in Runcorn, says: "Local open exhibitions are a mixed blessing for curators because they are unpredictable.