An Albanian friend of mine asked me a bit of a puzzler: What would be the English equivalent of the Albanian idiom "Let my cow die should my neighbor's two cows die"?
Figuratively translated, it means that what is bad for you must be good for me.
I haven't been able to find any idiomatic expression that quiet expresses that sentiment.
Is there an equivalent expression?
EDIT: To clarify a little, I believe the intent behind the figurative meaning is "I will see benefit in your loss whether I lose or not"