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    Default Like "a double edged sword" but not quite.

    Can anyone help me, I am trying to think of the metaphor/idiom for saying that:

    - What is a problem is at the same time a good thing/benefit.
    - What is a hindrance/problem, is at the same time, by virtue of being a hindrance, also a good thing.

    I can only think of a 'double edged sword' but that is one problem that is in a sense 'two problems'.

    I'm totally stumped - I am sure there is an expression for it though. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

    Regards,
    Chris.

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    Default Re: Like "a double edged sword" but not quite.

    A mixed blessing?

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    Default Re: Like "a double edged sword" but not quite.

    Ah thats the one or 'A blessing in disguise'.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Like "a double edged sword" but not quite.

    Glad to have got it.

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    Smile Re: Like "a double edged sword" but not quite.

    Hi,
    And another:
    Every cloud has a silver lining.

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