Every cloud has a silver lining.

something that you say which means that there is something good even in an unpleasant situation.

As the trip's been cancelled I'll be able to go to the match this Saturday. Every cloud has a silver lining.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • every cloud has a silver lining — phrase used for saying that there is usually a good aspect of a bad situation Thesaurus: ways of telling someone not to worry or be upsetsynonym Main entry: cloud * * * I see silver II …   Useful english dictionary

  • every cloud has a silver lining — People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who s having problems. They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • every cloud has a silver lining — Every trouble has something hopeful that you can see in it, like the bright edge around a dark cloud. A proverb. * /The doctor told Tommy to cheer up when he had measles. Every cloud has a silver lining, he said./ Compare: IT S AN ILL WIND THAT… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • every cloud has a silver lining — Every trouble has something hopeful that you can see in it, like the bright edge around a dark cloud. A proverb. * /The doctor told Tommy to cheer up when he had measles. Every cloud has a silver lining, he said./ Compare: IT S AN ILL WIND THAT… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • every cloud has a silver lining — ► every cloud has a silver lining proverb every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect, even though this may not be immediately apparent. Main Entry: ↑silver …   English terms dictionary

  • every cloud has a silver lining — A poetic sentiment that even the gloomiest outlook contains some hopeful or consoling aspect. Cf. 1634 MILTON Comus I. 93 Was I deceiv’d, or did a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night? 1863 D. R. LOCKE Struggles of P. V. Nasby… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • every\ cloud\ has\ a\ silver\ lining — proverb Every trouble has something hopeful that you can see in it, like the bright edge around a dark cloud. The doctor told Tommy to cheer up when he had measles. Every cloud has a silver lining, he said. Compare: it s an ill wind that blows… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Every cloud has a silver lining —   People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who s having problems. They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • every cloud has a silver lining — every bad situation has an up side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • every cloud has a silver lining — every bad thing has its perks, bad luck is never entirely bad    Mark missed his bus, but when he came in late he found that the class had written a math test …   English idioms


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