à quelque chose malheur est bon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "[a] misfortune is good for something."

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a kɛl.k(ə) ʃoz ma.lœʁ ɛ bɔ̃/
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Proverb[edit]

à quelque chose malheur est bon

  1. every cloud has a silver lining; it's an ill wind that blows no one good (even a bad situation conceals some benefit)