Definition of a blessing in disguise in English:

a blessing in disguise

phrase

  • An apparent misfortune that eventually has good results:

    ‘being omitted from the World Cup squad was a blessing in disguise’
    • ‘But maybe my complete and utter failure to pick up any French despite having lessons at school for five years is actually a blessing in disguise.’
    • ‘Mayo supporters probably didn't think so at the time but last years championship defeat by Sligo has worked out as a type of blessing in disguise.’
    • ‘In a way, September 11 was a blessing in disguise for the US economy; it brought forward the rate cuts we needed to see earlier.’
    • ‘While office tenants might grumble over energy saving measures, building operators see the drive as a blessing in disguise.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The apparent misfortune may turn out to be a blessing in disguise and the seeming stroke of luck the very stuff of tragedy.’
    • ‘However as life unfolds we go from opportunity to opportunity and begin to understand that the cruel blow was really a blessing in disguise.’
    • ‘But the eruption was a blessing in disguise for some nearby villages, as it has helped sustain the area's agriculture.’
    • ‘Bank employees consider the advent of ATMs a blessing in disguise, as it eases their pressure in a vital area of banking.’