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mixed blessing

noun
1.
something that, although generally favorable or advantageous, has one or more unfavorable or disadvantageous features.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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Examples from the web for mixed blessing
  • The quality of these electronic posts is certainly a mixed blessing.
  • When a poem becomes canonical, it's almost always a mixed blessing.
  • In terms of academics, football culture appears to be a mixed blessing for universities.
  • The last book in a good sci-fi series is, for me, a mixed blessing.
  • But increased public awareness can be a mixed blessing.
  • Until then the dollar carry trade is going to be a decidedly mixed blessing.
  • For global warming, though, gas is a mixed blessing.
  • For the private sector, too, inflation would be a mixed blessing.
  • The reason for their interest was that these coats are something of a mixed blessing.
  • The first is that being big is a mixed blessing, even in the defence business.
British Dictionary definitions for mixed blessing

mixed blessing

noun
1.
an event, situation, etc, having both advantages and disadvantages
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Contemporary definitions for mixed blessing
noun

a circumstance or thing that has both advantages and disadvantages

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Idioms and Phrases with mixed blessing

mixed blessing

Something that has both good and bad features, as in Being accepted by the college was a mixed blessing, since she couldn't afford the tuition. [ First half of 1900s ]
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