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be cold comfort

When being told a ​particular thing about a ​badsituation is cold ​comfort, it does not make you ​feelbetteralthough it is ​intended to.
(Definition of be cold comfort from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be cold comfort”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不令人觉得欣慰, 于事无补…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不令人覺得欣慰, 於事無補…
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