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be a blessing in disguise

To result in an unforeseen 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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For me, this is a blessing in disguise as we now need to meet up with the authorities (General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare) and implement our plan for the development of tennis at the grass-roots level," Falaknaz said.
Maybe getting the runs from olestra is a blessing in disguise.