a boon and a bane

a boon and a bane

Something that is both good and bad at once. We're short-staffed right now, so all this work we've gotten lately is both a boon and a bane It's sweet that my parents showered the kids with gifts on Christmas, but we can't fit any more toys in their playroom, so it's both a boon and a bane. Running is both a boon and bane for me—the endorphins are great, but I really feel my old knee injury the next day.
See also: and, bane, boon
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