Definition of every cloud has a silver lining in English:

every cloud has a silver lining

phrase

  • 1

    see silver
  • 2proverb Every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect, even though this may not be immediately apparent.

    ‘after the fire two years ago few could see the silver lining’
    • ‘I tried to tell him to think of the good times, that every cloud has a silver lining.’
    • ‘In a case of every cloud has a silver lining, Bernard had injured his knee and the other soldiers continued on their journey, only to be ambushed.’
    • ‘To the economy, and every cloud has a silver lining, they say, but in the dismal science, as they call economics, the opposite is often true.’
    • ‘But every cloud has a silver lining, and my memories of 1956 are generally fond.’
    • ‘It seems that if you're big, rich and powerful enough, every cloud has a silver lining.’
    • ‘The sharp movement didn't make me physically tired, which shows that every cloud has a silver lining.’
    • ‘All in all it's a bit of a mess but they say every cloud has a silver lining.’
    • ‘Well, here's the news that proves the maxim every cloud has a silver lining.’
    • ‘But hey, it's not all bad, every cloud has a silver lining!’
    • ‘But, every cloud has a silver lining (for me anyway).’