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be cold comfort

When being told a particular thing about a bad situation is cold comfort, it does not make you feel better although it is intended to.
Translations of “be cold comfort”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不令人覺得欣慰, 於事無補…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不令人觉得欣慰, 于事无补…
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