it's an ill wind that blows no good

it's an ill wind that blows no good
It's an ill wind that blows no good
This is said when things have gone wrong; the idea being that when bad things happen, there can also be some positive results.

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  • it's an ill wind that blows no good — proverb few things are so bad that no one profits from them * * * it s an ill wind that blows no good see ↑ill, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑good …   Useful english dictionary

  • it is an ill wind that blows nobody good — No matter how bad a happening is, someone can usually gain something from it. A proverb. * /When Fred got hurt in the game John got a chance to play. It s an ill wind that blows nobody good./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • it is an ill wind that blows nobody good — No matter how bad a happening is, someone can usually gain something from it. A proverb. * /When Fred got hurt in the game John got a chance to play. It s an ill wind that blows nobody good./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • it\ is\ an\ ill\ wind\ that\ blows\ nobody\ good — proverb No matter how bad a happening is, someone can usually gain something from it. When Fred got hurt in the game John got a chance to play. It s an ill wind that blows nobody good …   Словарь американских идиом

  • it's\ an\ ill\ wind\ that\ blows\ nobody\ good — proverb No matter how bad a happening is, someone can usually gain something from it. When Fred got hurt in the game John got a chance to play. It s an ill wind that blows nobody good …   Словарь американских идиом

  • it's an ill wind that blows no good —    This is said when things have gone wrong; the idea being that when bad things happen, there can also be some posiresults.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good — A sailing metaphor frequently invoked to explain good luck arising from the source of others’ misfortune. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs II. ix. L1 An yll wynde that blowth no man to good, men saie. 1591 SHAKESPEARE Henry VI, Pt. 3 II. v.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • it's an ill wind (that blows nobody any good) — it’s an ill wind (that blows nobody any good) spoken phrase used for saying that even when something bad happens, someone will get an advantage from it Thesaurus: partly good and partly badsynonym Main entry: ill wind * * * it s an ˌill ˈwind… …   Useful english dictionary

  • It's an ill wind (that blows nobody any good). — It s an ill wind (that blows nobody any good). something that you say which means most bad things that happen have a good result for someone. But it s an ill wind. The wettest June in history has replenished the reservoirs …   New idioms dictionary

  • it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good — ► it s an ill wind that blows nobody any good proverb few things are so bad that no one profits from them. Main Entry: ↑wind …   English terms dictionary

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