The British Idiom – Silver lining
Definition of Silver lining
When something is described as having a silver lining, it means that there is hope or comfort to be found somewhere in a very difficult situation. It’s often used in the phrase, “every cloud has a silver lining”.
Examples of Usage of Silver lining
I was sacked once from a job, and I was feeling rather blue, but I needn’t have worried because every cloud has a silver lining and the sacking led to a much better job. Here in Spain, I have to pay a lot of business taxes in advance every quarter. But, every cloud has a silver lining, and each summer I’m given a substantial tax rebate.
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