English version

be thankful/grateful for small mercies/favours

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe thankful/grateful for small mercies/favoursbe thankful/grateful for small mercies/favoursto be pleased that a bad situation is not even worse She wasn’t too badly hurt, so we should be thankful for small mercies. small
Examples from the Corpus
be thankful/grateful for small mercies/favoursFrom now on she could be grateful for small mercies and be content to take one step at a time.She wondered wryly whether to be thankful for small mercies, or to feel insulted.
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