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grateful/thankful for small mercies

If someone should be ​grateful/​thankful for small mercies, they should be ​grateful for something because it is not as ​bad as it could have been: She wasn't ​badlyhurt in the ​accident, so we're ​grateful for small mercies.
(Definition of grateful/thankful for small mercies from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grateful/thankful for small mercies”
in Chinese (Simplified) 为情况还过得去表示庆幸…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爲情況還過得去表示慶幸…
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