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Poor or inadequate consolation.‘another drop in the inflation rate was cold comfort for the 2.74 million jobless’
- ‘It is cold comfort to these fans that the NRL has promised to ‘review’ the finals allocation system before next season.’
- ‘And after going down 1-0 in the most crucial series outside the World Cup, that was pretty cold comfort for Macqueen's men.’
- ‘But that will be cold comfort to the millions of children who have been hit hard by these arbitrary policies, shamelessly justified in the name of school safety.’
- ‘Orwell's efforts brought him little but calumny in his lifetime; posthumous vindication, even on such a grand scale, seems rather cold comfort.’
- ‘But that was cold comfort for the former Vermont governor, whose once promising campaign unravelled further when the head of a major union withdrew his support.’
- ‘There was cold comfort for those left behind, forecasters predicting a distinctly wet festive period and motoring organisations warning of jams on the roads.’
- ‘These statistics are nonetheless cold comfort to friends and neighbors who have lost their jobs to overseas labor markets.’
- ‘Problems such as the lack of car-parking were expected and are being addressed, though this is cold comfort to those forced to park off-site until next January.’
- ‘Despite recent trends pointing to the rate of the price growth moderating, today's figures offer cold comfort to thousands of homeseekers.’
- ‘The strong words will come as cold comfort to the Prison Officers' Association and its 3,200 members.’
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