如果某件事情被称为 “cold comfort”，意思就是 “本想用此事安慰他人，使其不再因一个消极的状况而感到难过，却没有达到预期的效果，于事无补”。
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.