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English definition of “grateful/thankful for small mercies”

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grateful/thankful for small mercies

If someone should be grateful/thankful for small mercies, they should be grateful for something although it is not as good as they would like: We've only raised a quarter of the money we needed, but I suppose we must be thankful for small mercies.
Translations of “grateful/thankful for small mercies”
in Chinese (Traditional) 爲情況還過得去表示慶幸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 为情况还过得去表示庆幸…
(Definition of grateful/thankful for small mercies from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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