be grateful for small mercies


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be grateful/thankful for small mercies

if someone should be grateful for small mercies, they should feel grateful that something good has happened, although it is not everything that they wanted They've agreed to end the meeting half an hour early. I suppose we should be thankful for small mercies.
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But perhaps we should be grateful for small mercies.
I'm sure medical science will explain it one day but for now be grateful for small mercies.
Notts County had to be grateful for small mercies after another below-par home performance.
But we have to be grateful for small mercies - at least he didn't debut his new bod in a flesh-coloured PVC bikini, which is the only way this image could be more disturbing.
Still, I suppose we should be grateful for small mercies.
In April 2000 a machine actually fell on a house quite near us, so be grateful for small mercies in Grangetown.