English version

a blessing in disguise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha blessing in disguisea blessing in disguiseLUCKYsomething that seems to be bad or unlucky at first, but which you later realize is good or lucky blessing
Examples from the Corpus
a blessing in disguiseBut in a way that time lag, though it could be frustrating, was also a blessing in disguise.Be positive, this could be a blessing in disguise, use the time gained wisely.The Labour defeat was a disaster, but it might be a blessing in disguise.The loss of fertilizer proved to be a blessing in disguise. It forced us to use compost, which is better for the soil and crops.Well, maybe this is a blessing in disguise.The great cattle freeze of the white winter had been, in retrospect, a blessing in disguise.The crash was a blessing in disguise for Schwab.Poor Jonas' death was a blessing in disguise, though one could wish it had happened differently.Again, one may be forced to the conclusion that his departure was a blessing in disguise for him.
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