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a blessing in disguise

Definition of a blessing in disguise in English:

An apparent misfortune that eventually has good results: being omitted from the World Cup squad was a blessing in disguise
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  • The apparent misfortune may turn out to be a blessing in disguise and the seeming stroke of luck the very stuff of tragedy.
  • Old habits die hard, and I believe the heavy fines imposed can eventually turn out to be a blessing in disguise in two ways.
  • Disappointments can often turn out to be blessings in disguise.
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