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every cloud has a silver lining

every cloud has a silver lining

Meaning:

  • there is something good in everything that’s bad
  • every negative occurrence has a positive aspect to it
  • every difficult or unpleasant situation has some advantage
  • some benefit can always be derived from a bad thing that happens

Example:

  1. Reena was depressed to be confined to bed after her surgery, but over time, when she could spend a lot of time with her family and catch up with old friends, who came to visit her, she realized that every cloud has a silver lining.
  2. Even though your relationship is going through a difficult phase, don’t despair, maybe this will strengthen your bond. Every cloud has a silver lining.
  3. Even though he had lost the match, he had gained in experience and was now more confident. Every cloud has a silver lining.
  4. Though he had failed his exam, he realized that every cloud has a silver lining, as now he could focus his attention on things he loved doing.
  5. I know that you job is not going well and you are stressed out, but don’t worry, things will be better soon. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Origin:
The phrase has been in use in this form and other forms since the mid 1800s.

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