Definition of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good in English:

it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good

phrase

proverb
  • Few things are so bad that no one profits from them.

    • ‘And yet, it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.’
    • ‘Maybe we'll just wait for the catastrophe and anyway, it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.’
    • ‘Who says it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good?’
    • ‘Showing that it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good, the philosophically horrible movie version of the book has dragged me off my butt and gotten me to reread The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly many of the subjects of these experiments ended up mad as hatters but they did provide useful samples for us, so it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.’
    • ‘But it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good, as they say, and I've discovered an excellent replacement taxi service.’
    • ‘So it seems to be true that it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.’
    • ‘Mr Sharp's view of matters, that summer, must have been that it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good!’