cold comfort


: something that is good for a situation but does not make someone happy because the whole situation is still bad

Full Definition of COLD COMFORT

:  quite limited sympathy, consolation, or encouragement

Examples of COLD COMFORT

  1. The good news about the economy is cold comfort to people who have lost their jobs.

First Known Use of COLD COMFORT

14th century


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