every cloud has a silver lining
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Even though he had lost the match, he had gained in experience and was now more confident. Every cloud has a silver lining.
- 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.
- 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.
The phrase has been in use in this form and other forms since the mid 1800s.