A blessing in disguise

Idiom

A Blessing in Disguise

Definition

A common English expression used to describe something that appears bad but turns out to be a good thing.

Examples

Losing my job was a blessing in disguise, as it allowed me to pursue my dream career

Being stranded in a foreign country was a blessing in disguise, as it allowed me to make some new friends.

Origin

The origin of this idiom is uncertain but it is believed to date as far back as the 1700s.

FAQs

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What does ‘A Blessing in Disguise’ mean?

answer

It means something bad that turns out to be a good thing.

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Where does the phrase ‘A Blessing in Disguise’ come from?

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The origin of this idiom is uncertain but it is believed to date as far back as the 1700s.