blessing in disguise


Blessing in Disguise


A blessing in disguise is when something initially appears to be a bad or unwelcome event, but actually has a positive outcome


My car breaking down ended up being a blessing in disguise because it forced me to take public transport which I now enjoy.

The fact that my job wasn’t renewed turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I found an even better job shortly after.


This phrase originated in the late 1700s and is attributed to the playwright Oliver Goldsmith in his 1766 work ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’.


Q: What does it mean when something is a blessing in disguise? A: It means that something initially appeared to be bad or unwelcome, but it actually has a positive outcome.