that's one bit of good news in a sea of bad news.

Jardino

Senior Member
Korean
topic:Whilst I was beachcombing I found a beautiful shell. According to my encyclopaedia, it is a rare type of conch shell. That's lucky – it is one of the things I need to collect as part of my challenge. Hmm, that's one bit of good news in a sea of bad news. Right, I just need to take a few photos before we go to put on my travel blog…

ho... i can't understand this sentence... could you tell me in other word?
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    Water comes in drops. News comes in bits or pieces.

    They could have said 'that's one drop of good news in a sea of bad news', but it would have been strange to treat news as water. So, it is a bit of good news...

    It means that there is a hell of a lot of bad news and only one piece of good news.

    Does that help?
     
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