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.
See also: blessing, mixed
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For the actors lending their voices - and the list is an impressive one, including Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie and Jack Black - the decision is a mixed blessing.
Although the staff may be protecting the hospital from providing excessive indigent care, the action is a mixed blessing, in that it also may deny the hospitals these partially funded patients.