be no bad thing...

be no bad thing

To potentially have positive results (despite initially seeming unfavorable). Missing my flight was no bad thing because I got to spend an extra day with my grandkids.
See also: bad, no, thing
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be no bad ˈthing (that)...

used to say that although something seems to be bad, it could have good results: We didn’t want the press to get hold of the story, but it might be no bad thing.
See also: bad, no
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