be a blessing in disguise

be a blessing in disguise

To result in an unforeseen positive outcome. Running late for work turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I would have been in the middle of that big multi-car pileup had I left the house on time.
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I had to opt out of 'Maaya' due to unavoidable circumstances and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise," she added.
FORMER Roscommon All-Star Paul Earley says losing home advantage for the Connacht final replay could be a blessing in disguise.
It could just be a blessing in disguise going to Castlebar because we're not like other counties, our home is not our fortress.
Mills refuted suggestions the second round exit from the Trophy could be a blessing in disguise.
DAVE BOWMAN reckons the referees' shock strike could turn out to be a blessing in disguise - because it's time foreign and English whistlers were given a chance to rule the roost in Scotland.
In the end, this defeat could be a blessing in disguise but at the moment, all our thoughts are towards Chelsea.
Asif, who was banned from international cricket for a year on doping charges, said the break proved to be a blessing in disguise as it helped him overcome his niggling injuries.
Glenn Roeder believes Emre's return to international football tonight has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Newcastle United, (writes Alan Oliver).
In a way that defeat could be a blessing in disguise because we were getting carried away after the Feyenoord and Southampton games," he said.
And only then does Zambia fully comprehend the wisdom of the age-old dictum that even the most painful situation can be a blessing in disguise.
Before this is all over this can turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
This could be a blessing in disguise for the new manager and for the squad.
Sometimes, a sorrow or disappointment can be a blessing in disguise and depends on the angle from which we view it.
WIGAN boss Paul Jewell believes his side's shock Carling Cup defeat at Grimsby could be a blessing in disguise as he chases a Premiership dream.