a blessing in disguise


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a blessing in disguise

An unfortunate event or situation that results in an unforseen positive outcome. Running late for work turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I would have been in the middle of that big multi-car pileup had I left the house on time.
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a blessing in disguise

something that at first appears to be bad or unlucky but is actually good Losing my job was a blessing in disguise - I never would have found this one if it hadn't happened.
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In A Blessing in Disguise, the focus shifts to a young African-American girl's conflicts while struggling to come to grips with the seamier side of her parents' past; setting the child's experiences against the backdrop of a neighborhood in strife, this last book of Tate's trilogy takes a tough, no-nonsense look at what happens when drugs, crime, and violence invade a rural community.
The loss of toss turned out to be a blessing in disguise for us.
But it could have been a blessing in disguise because it's given me a full month to get ready for England.
But Westwood said: ``I felt my technique was becoming flawed and I was getting by on adrenal in and the knack of winning, so maybe these three years have been a blessing in disguise.
The Pontarddulais-born fullback thinks her omission from the national squad has been a blessing in disguise as she prepares for the British Open Championships at Crystal Palace this weekend.
Your Pension magazine argues that the miserly state pension in Britain is a blessing in disguise because it has encouraged private investment.
Corr continued, "V-Net's caution regarding Allisure(R) has been a blessing in disguise and saved our company tens of thousands of dollars in bottling and distribution costs, not to mention the unpleasantness of a product recall.
It might prove a blessing in disguise because promotion is our main priority this season.
I'm most concerned with Stephen's health and stability, and the injury could be a blessing in disguise.
BILL Clinton's heart scare was a blessing in disguise and a warning to everyone, his wife said yesterday.
Kurt Warner's injury turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the St.
And he added that losing employment could be a blessing in disguise if it helps a worker find another, better job.
The February blip could actually be as a blessing in disguise as the selling shook a lot of the weak hands from the stock.
Dismissing the petition filed by one Muhammad Hussain, LHC Justice Waqar Hassan Mir said it was actually a blessing in disguise that the Pakistani cricketers were not selected for the IPL's third season.
WIGAN boss Paul Jewell believes his side's shock Carling Cup defeat at Grimsby could be a blessing in disguise as he chases a Premiership dream.