be a mixed blessing

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be a mixed blessing

To have both positive and negative results. My new promotion will be a mixed blessing for my family because I'll get a substantial raise, but I'll have to work longer hours too.
See also: blessing, mixed

be a mixed blessing

something that has bad effects as well as advantages Beauty can be a mixed blessing. It gets you a lot of attention but people are less likely to take you seriously.
See also: blessing, mixed