mixed blessing


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a mixed blessing

A situation or circumstance that has 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

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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As the pigment that darkens the color of our skin, hair, and eyes, melanin is a mixed blessing.
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.
Like many students, his leaving home is a mixed blessing for his parents, Imelda and Racael Rueda.
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This can be a mixed blessing as it keeps them off our screens for the rest of the year.
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.
Mixed Blessing can bounce back to top form at the Scottish track next Saturday.
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.
They called themselves "married" throughout the show--a mixed blessing when it turned out they'd broken up shortly after collecting the $1 million.
The daughter of Observatory built on her debut July meeting success when finishing second to Mixed Blessing in the Group Three Princess Margaret Stakes at Newbury last month.
The media's tendency toward excess and sensationalism makes this newfound recognition of religion's relevance something of a mixed blessing.
In fact, Honda had to re-design so much of its global light truck platform to accommodate the requirements of a pickup that the Ridgeline's body ended up with the mixed blessing of 93% exclusive parts.