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English definition of “mixed blessing”

mixed blessing

noun [C]  /ˈmɪkst ˈbles·ɪŋ/
an event or situation that has both advantages and disadvantages
(Definition of mixed blessing noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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