“If it’s any consolation”: idiom meaning.

If it’s any consolation
A “consolation” is something that makes you feel less sad, something which makes you feel better in a bad situation. The expression “It it’s any consolation” is used when we try to make someone (who is sad) feel better telling him/her something good/positive, which will hopefully make him /her feel less sad.

Other examples of “If it’s any consolation” idiom in a sentence

  • I know you wanted that cake and now you’re sad you can’t have it! If it’s any consolation, I can give you some sweets.
  • I’m sorry you lost the game. If it’s any consolation, you can try again tomorrow.
  • It’s raining today, but if it’s any consolation, tomorrow it will be sunny.

“If it’s any consolation”: use in context explanation

Jane doesn’t want her husband to watch football on TV. She prefers they go to a shopping centre to buy some new clothes for her. But her husband wants to see the match. She comes up with an idea. She unplugs the TV and makes him think it has broken down and doesn’t work. Then she pretends she wants to console her husband saying she is very sorry about the match but if it’s any consolation for him, they can go shopping together.