cold comfort

cold comfort

Meaning:
– slight or no consolation
– no comfort or consolation at all

Examples:
1. The advisory engineer said only the front body of the truck is smashed and not its engine, but I think that will be cold comfort to her.
2. I know that there are several others who are worse off than us, but that’s no cold comfort.

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take a beating

Meaning: to be defeated in doing something and be reprimanded for the same

Example: The younger sibling never takes a beating even if they have done the mischief. It is always the older child who is blamed. Read on

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