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Old May 08, 2013, 07:49 AM
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I couldn't understand its meaning then. Thank you for the reply.

Still, when we say there's always something good inside a bad thing, the good aspect comes without anyone looking for it.
For the idea that someone will take advantage of a bad incident, I'd prefer "A río revuelto, ganancia de pescadores", which implies the will of finding a profit from a bad situation.
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Sorry AdA - it asolutely is!

No hay mal que por bien no venga = There is no evil from which (some) good doesn't come.

Absolutely identical in meaning to "It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good", i.e. "Someone will benefit from even the worst situation".

It's metaphorical not meteorological!

Who said Americans (or Mexicanas) don't 'get' irony?
It is true that we Americans have a tendency to be more coppery than irony.
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Mmmm... all my life I thought they had a tendency to be more silvery than coppery... and I take the Clark Kent's irony is due to the fact that he is from another planet...
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It's regional JP. For instance, in Las Vegas they have a tendency to be brassy.

....but irony? What's that?
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Aaah!
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Well... the "irony" thing it's hard to define...
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Yeah, and I'm a little rusty and not as magnetic as I was in the past, so don't ask me.
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