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    Ill wind

    Dear Teacher,

    Can you please tell me the meaning of the following idiom ?

    "it's an ill wind that does not blow any good"

    Thank you

    Gilles L.

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    Re: Ill wind

    The idiom is: 'It's an ill wind that blows no-one any good.' Which basically means, any disaster that doesn't give some benefit to someone, is a very serious disaster. If, for example, there is a hurricane, it is a disaster for those who lose life and/or property but it provides business for construction workers, suppliers of building materials etc.

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