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English definition of “one man's loss is another man's gain”

one man's loss is another man's gain

saying
said when someone gets an advantage from someone else's bad luck Balance and imbalance
(Definition of one man's loss is another man's gain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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