Blessing In Disguise

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Meaning of Idiom 'Blessing in Disguise'

A blessing in disguise is something that at first seems to be a misfortune but turns out to be fortunate.

Usage

"Ted was upset about having to start a new school but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. His new school is a much better fit and he's made lots of friends."

"That damage to my wall was a blessing in disguise. When I started to repair it, I discovered a leaky pipe."

"After the operation, I was only allowed to eat soft foods. It was a blessing in disguise; I lost 10 pounds."

Origin

This idiom has been in use since the mid-1700's.

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