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silver lining

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Definition


Any situation, no matter how bad, has some good qualities.

Context : Social Life, Sports
Category: Idiom
Semantic: positive

Usage of “silver lining”

  1. Even though the athlete lost each race he entered, the silver lining was that he was able to clock a personal best.

Examples of idiom “silver lining” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'beaniebabie333'
    beaniebabie333:

    @Kindabaked88 hahahahaha see theres a silver lining to every sad story

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'christinmmorgan'
    christinmmorgan:

    The silver lining in working Overnights is getting 2 watch Saved by the Bell when I get home in the mornings! :-D

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'DeathwithCheese'
    DeathwithCheese:

    The silver lining is that I have a festival tomorrow. :D

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'bralexamarsh'
    bralexamarsh:

    I guess the silver lining to losing a friend is that I no longer have someone calling me stupid and stuff like that

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Michael_Ojeda'
    Michael_Ojeda:

    "Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold." -Maurice Setter

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'soberhints'
    soberhints:

    Finding the silver lining through dark clouds is something that I have to search for. Being in a positive frame of mind keeps me sober.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'CoolHandLex'
    CoolHandLex:

    Were there a silver lining to getting sick and missing multiple birthday parties, I guess it'd have to be losing 7 pounds in two days.