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.
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It also seems fair to state that antibiotics are a mixed blessing in that the cardinal symptoms of petrous apicitis--deep retrobulbar pain and abducens paralysis with otomastoiditis (Gradenigo's syndrome)--are rarely present these days, which often contributes to a delayed diagnosis.