'tis an ill wind that blows no one any good

'tis an ill wind that blows no one any good

proverb Even the most negative or harmful situations usually benefit someone. Thus a situation that benefits no one must be truly bad (and rare). The rain caused flooding, but it may help the farmers. 'Tis an ill wind that blows no one any good.
See also: any, blow, good, ill, no, one, that, wind
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