1 thing that brings happiness/improves your life
ADJ. great, real | mixed (= a thing that has advantages and disadvantages)
PREP. ~ for A TV can be a real blessing for old people.
PHRASES a blessing in disguise (= a thing that seems unfortunate, but is later seen to be fortunate), count your blessings (= to be grateful for the good things you have)
ADJ. full | official
VERB + BLESSING have | give sb/sth The government has given its official blessing to the project. | get, receive She received the full blessing of her employers.
PREP. with/without sb's ~ He went off to Latin America with his mother's blessing.
VERB + BLESSING give, make, pronounce, say The blessing was said in Hebrew. | ask (for)
PREP. ~ on ask God's blessing on their pastoral work