every cloud has a silver lining

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used to say that every bad situation holds the possibility of something good

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“Every cloud has a silver lining.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/every%20cloud%20has%20a%20silver%20lining. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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