It's an ill wind

It's an ill wind (that blows nobody any good).

something that you say which means most bad things that happen have a good result for someone But it's an ill wind. The wettest June in history has replenished the reservoirs.
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IT'S an ill wind - as the widow of Albert Orton discovered after being cut from his will for daring to criticise his FLATULENCE.
It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good; an economist might have written that old proverb.
Of course it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good, and this region benefits through its energy export receipts whenever instability either locally or internationally blows up.
IT'S AN ILL WIND Surfer Tom Lowe takes on a wave at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, yesterday PICTURE: COLIN GILLEN/FRAMELIGHT.
It's an ill wind A paraglider was lucky to survive after a gust of wind pulled him off the side of a cliff in Spain.
CONDITIONS WIND UP THE PROS - They say it's an ill wind that blows no good.
Yesterday's highlights The saying it's an ill wind that blows no-one any good is the first thing that sprung to mind after watching the juvenile maiden hurdle at Ludlow.
It's an ill wind that blows no good and the budget cuts at BBC Two could be a blessing in disguise.
I digress, it's an ill wind that doesn't blow some good.
Yes, it's an ill wind that doesn't blow the Pumster any good, and over a ninth Sambucco nightcap at Longon's one particularly impressionable young popsie from the Commons Fees Office was persuaded to disclose the access details for this burgeoning slush fund in return for, well, let's just say we found a fairly literal interpretation of the phrase 'joined-up government'.
It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good, so who knows, perhaps the world-wide economic downturn will bring some benefit to the angling scene in Wales.
It's an ill wind that blows no one any good, and even in recessionary times there are businesses able to profit as a direct result of the economic downturn.
IT'S an ill wind that blows nobody any good and the hurricane that swept through the financial markets has proved a godsend for our beleaguered Prime Minister.
There's an old saying: It's an ill wind that blows nobody good.
PORT ORFORD - It's an ill wind that blows no good, but the blustery winds basting the southern Oregon coast with rain on the eve of Thanksgiving couldn't be all bad.