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Why do we say 'Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining'?

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"Don't be unhappy that your boyfriend broke up with you - every cloud has a silver lining".  What does this idiom mean?

Meaning:

Every cloud has a silver lining means that you should never feel hopeless because difficult times always lead to better days. Difficult times are like dark clouds that pass overhead and block the sun.

Why?

When we look more closely at the edges of every cloud we can see the sun shining there like a silver lining.

Example:

'I found a new job after losing my last one and I like this one more. You see, every cloud does have a silver lining.'

Every cloud has a silver lining - Give us an example of a time when something good came from something bad for you.  Add your comments below!

Comments

blue sky after rain

In my language( Chinese), we have an idiom which has similar meaning to this one. Let me try to translate it--the sky will be blue after raining.

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Every witch has her own crystal ball.

Someone stole my money..than

Someone stole my money..than I went to casino and I won more that the money that was stolen, so I could not feel bad after it...you see, every cloud does have a silver lining.

Motto my life: Should go only forward and have not steps back.

Mikitich Olga

I have a lot of situations when i didn't see that "cloud does have a silver lining". But i believed that every case have exit!!! I try to find "silver lining" always. My best wishes for people who finds a new ways!!!

Well, I'm sure , all

Well, I'm sure , all languages have a same saying . Mankind wouldn't survive without to see a silver lining through a cloud .

also our Qura'an says what

also our Qura'an says what have the same meaning

thanks, it's a very good lesson

trial

I don't like my current job that much and i am thinking of looking for some other job.I am curious to see if every cloud has a silver lining.

I've aquainted with your site!!!

I didn't know the difference between two English phrases, I tried to find the answer in net, I did not find, but I've aquainted with your site!!! Every cloud has a silver lining!

Every cloud has a silver

Every cloud has a silver lining the same meaning as our life consist of white and black lines which change each other. Mainly these black lines would not very wide Smile

Every cloud has a silver lining

It's an incredibly inspiring popular saying!!! Smile I bet you that it's true. You shouldn't give up when the hard times come.

Every cloud has a silver lining

ıt's very meaningfull if we want to understand the life. sometimes something bad could happen to us. we should never give up. to reach something we must stand some difficulties.

At the last year I was not

At the last year I was not good in my business and my company was going throue defecult time an experiance bat now we hve turened the table and every thing is okay with .. So I belife that every cloud have selver lining. Ahmed Gharouda

At the last year I was not

At the last year I was not good in my business and my company was going throue defecult time an experiance bat now we hve turened the table and every thing is okay with .. So I belife that every cloud have selver lining. Ahmed Gharouda

Our life, as a zebra: one

Our life, as a zebra: one strip black, other white...
But every cloud has a silver lining!!!

Good idiom!

Yesterday I and my friends

Yesterday I and my friends went to the park and imidiatelly started raining. We was very upset, but every cloud has a silver lining, because we went to the cinema and given a free tickets for all.

Every cloud has a silver lining!

 When my father married again after my mom's death, I broke down, but I never thought that my step mom's son would be the love of my life, indeed every cloud has a silver lining.

 In Brazil we say :  After

 In Brazil we say : 

After the storm, always has a rainbow.
 

useful idiom :)

I have lost my job but now i have 3 job offers better than it ,so you can see that every cloud does have a silver lining
Smile

Thanks

Good example!

Thanks,

Chris

don't lose hope

if you are experiencing difficulties in learning english, strive hard and believe in yourself. Don't lose hope, every cloud has a silver lining.

When my business ruined, I

When my business ruined, I started looking for the job and found good one. Now I am earning more than my business without any tension. Every cloud does have a silver lining.

Similar?

The night always darkest before the dawn.

does it have the same meaning

does it have the same meaning as every dog has its day