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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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.
As a sociolinguistic philosophy of equality and reform, PC is a mixed blessing.
Our relationship with America was a mixed blessing, also true today.
An expert in human behaviour assists law enforcement agencies with his ability to spot when people are being deceitful - but his gift proves a mixed blessing in his personal life.
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and Europe since the 1970s and are considered by environmental advocates to be a mixed blessing.
In many respects, controlling Congress would have been a mixed blessing, implicating Democrats in every bad federal-government decision and helping insulate Republicans from accountability for their many bad deeds over the last six years.