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    meaning

    what does "it's any consolation" mean?

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    Re: meaning

    Hello AH

    "If it's any consolation" presents a small piece of good news in the context of a big piece of bad news.

    For example:

    "I'm sorry to tell you that your cat was killed by a car this morning. If it's any consolation, the car hit the cat at 85mph. So it died instantly and without pain."

    It's often used humorously.

    All the best,

    MrP

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Hello AH

    "If it's any consolation" presents a small piece of good news in the context of a big piece of bad news.

    For example:

    "I'm sorry to tell you that your cat was killed by a car this morning. If it's any consolation, the car hit the cat at 85mph. So it died instantly and without pain."

    It's often used humorously.

    All the best,

    MrP


    that's really nice explanation..thanks


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    Re: meaning

    I agree with you, Crazy_blue. A very nice and precise answer.

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