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Mixed Blessing

A mixed blessing is something that has a good side as well as a bad side. For example:

Winning the lottery sounds great, but I think that it is a
mixed blessing.
Becoming famous is a
mixed blessing, because, while you might make a lot of money, you can’t do many of the things that normal people do anymore.

A
mixed blessing refers to something that has advantages as well as disadvantages. This description applies to many, if not most, things in life. For a further example of a mixed blessing, watch the following video that explores the pros and cons of Greece’s austerity plan:




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