English Idioms – A blessing in disguise

Idiom: A blessing in disguise.

Meaning: A good thing that seems bad at first.

Examples:
Getting fired from my job turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I got a better job.

This bad weather is a blessing in disguise. It gives me an excuse to stay in.

Playing a superior team can be a blessing in disguise. It shows you your weaknesses.

When Pete fractured his knee, it was a blessing in disguise, because he got some much-needed rest and a break from his hectic work life.

Missing the train was a blessing in disguise. Had we not missed this train, we would have been on it when it crashed and killed everyone on board.

When her boyfriend dumped her, it was a blessing in disguise for Susan. Had she not been dumped, she would never have met the man who is now her husband.

Alice’s car breaking down was a blessing in disguise for her; if it hadn’t, she could have been in the middle of that huge car crash that happened on her way to work.

It was a blessing in disguise that Jay did not get the first job he applied for, because the next day, he was offered a better job with a much higher salary.

It was a blessing in disguise that the sellers refused the couple’s offer on the house, as it was later discovered that the house was infested with termites.

Even though I was paid a low wage, my first job was a blessing in disguise because my boss would become my lifelong mentor and friend.

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