a mixed blessing
Meaning: You can say something is a mixed blessing if it seems to be good, but in fact has bad effects as well as good effects.
- Many scientists said discovering the power of the atom was a mixed blessing as it led to nuclear power, but it also made nuclear weapons possible.
- Getting the promotion was a mixed blessing because it means I spend less time with my family.
Winning the lottery was a mixed blessing in the end because
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Contributor: Matt Errey