Grammar Patterns

N for n

The 'blessing' and 'setback' group

These nouns refer to something that is a good or a bad thing for someone.
This period away from work proved a real blessing for both of us.
Despite their bad press, tranquillisers are a lifeline for many people.
The FA chief executive said the disturbances were a major setback for English football.
  • anchor
  • blessing
  • blow
  • boon
  • boost
  • cold comfort
  • consolation
  • difficulty
  • fillip
  • godsend
  • hazard
  • headache
  • lifeline
  • pain
  • problem
  • safe passage
  • setback
  • tonic
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