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English definition of “it's an ill wind (that blows nobody any good)”

it's an ill wind (that blows nobody any good)

said to show that even a very bad situation must have some good resultsHoping and hopefulnessPotentialDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of it's an ill wind (that blows nobody any good) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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