English version

a mixed blessing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha mixed blessinga mixed blessingMIXa situation that has both good and bad parts 🔊 Having children so early in their marriage was a mixed blessing. blessing
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a mixed blessingThe disintegration of the Takeshita faction was seen as a mixed blessing for Miyazawa.Even that has been a mixed blessing.The color printer is a mixed blessing - it looks good, but it takes a long time to print.The sheer pace of accumulation was itself a mixed blessing.For voluntary organisations the budget was more of a mixed blessing.Staying at home with the baby has been something of a mixed blessing for Pam.Such a prestigious credit was something of a mixed blessing.But the passenger pigeon, as we now know this bird, was a mixed blessing for the Pilgrims.My celebrity was a mixed blessing.Switching to College Prep was a mixed blessing.
a mixed blessinga mixed blessingVARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDSsomething that is good in some ways but bad in others 🔊 Having your parents living nearby is a mixed blessing. mixed
Examples from the Corpus
a mixed blessingEven that has been a mixed blessing.For voluntary organisations the budget was more of a mixed blessing.My celebrity was a mixed blessing.Such a prestigious credit was something of a mixed blessing.Switching to College Prep was a mixed blessing.The sheer pace of accumulation was itself a mixed blessing.The disintegration of the Takeshita faction was seen as a mixed blessing for Miyazawa.But the passenger pigeon, as we now know this bird, was a mixed blessing for the Pilgrims.
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