mixed blessing


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mixed blessing

Something that has both good and bad features, as in Being accepted by the college was a mixed blessing, since she couldn't afford the tuition . [First half of 1900s]
See also: blessing, mixed
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Stephen Robertson, British Retail Consortium Director General, said: "The early Easter could be a mixed blessing.
Lilly's top-selling product, the Zyprexa antipsychotic medication, proved to be a mixed blessing.
From the customer perspective, metal-casting facilities that can provide a finished part are a mixed blessing.
and Europe since the 1970s and are considered by environmental advocates to be a mixed blessing.
In many respects, controlling Congress would have been a mixed blessing, implicating Democrats in every bad federal-government decision and helping insulate Republicans from accountability for their many bad deeds over the last six years.
Cardiff and Usk will finish second and third depending on next week's results, but the rain also proved a mixed blessing, because it spelled relegation for Penarth.
THE Ministry of Defence's decision to switch the troubled contract for a fourth auxiliary landing ship from the Tyne to the Clyde is a mixed blessing.
Like many students, his leaving home is a mixed blessing for his parents, Imelda and Racael Rueda.
Breakthrough Medical Therapies: Women's Mixed Blessing
Economic globalization has been a mixed blessing for health; however, editor Guest writes, two things are certain--that globalization is destabilizing in terms of its impacts on local environmental conditions, diet, health and demography, and that global processes exert tremendous influence over the distribution of disease and patterns in human health, hitting hardest the populations with the fewest resources.
Mixed Blessing dipped almost two seconds under the all-age standard time when landing the Princess Margaret Stakes at Newbury in July and can concede weight all around in the TSG Firth of Clyde Stakes (2.
Alan Jarvis has a tough little filly in Mixed Blessing and she can follow up her game Newbury win at the expense of Hanoona Mixed Blessing (3.
Mixed blessing will continue her association with Kieren Fallon when she takes in the Sixty Years On Prestige Stakes at Goodwood on Sunday.
The baiting behavior has been a mixed blessing for the park, says Noonan.