如果某件事情被稱為 「cold comfort」，意思就是 「本想用此事安慰他人，使其不再因一個消極的狀況而感到難過，卻沒有達到預期的效果，於事無補」。
The creation of new jobs looks good, but it’s cold comfort for all the people who lost their houses during the economic downturn.
The fact they were allowed to stay in the house for another week after being evicted was cold comfort.
After the couple were robbed, the police found their bag. However, it was cold comfort as the money was still missing.