cold comfort

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  • n.于事无补的安慰;不起作用的慰藉
  • Web不起作用的安慰;冷安慰;简直不起作用的安慰
cold comfort
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1.
于事无补的安慰;不起作用的慰藉the fact that sth that would normally be good does not make you happy because the whole situation is bad
A small drop in the inflation rate was cold comfort for the millions without a job.
对数百万失业者来说,通货膨胀率的微降是不起什么作用的安慰。

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