Meaning of be no bad thing in English:

be no bad thing


  • Used to express approval in an understated or qualified way.

    ‘a little uncertainty is no bad thing’
    • ‘you can hear traces of The Stones and Dylan coming through, which is no bad thing’
    • ‘A self-sufficient childhood is no bad thing.’
    • ‘Artistic competition is no bad thing.’
    • ‘That journalists should be sceptical about large firms is no bad thing.’
    • ‘This has to be seen in the context of a tour where the company is performing five Handel operas, and one near miss out of five is no bad thing.’
    • ‘In a way it's sad to think I've been to my last performance but then it lost a lot of character so maybe it's no bad thing.’
    • ‘He said however that it was no bad thing that it was raining.’
    • ‘Martial law was no bad thing in the circumstances.’
    • ‘If this poll sets some alarm bells ringing at the top that might be no bad thing.’
    • ‘This movie harks back to a simpler time for cinema, and in today's world of bloated blockbusters, that's no bad thing.’
    • ‘The first time on hearing them I was less than impressed, but some of the band's best songs are growers so that's no bad thing.’