every cloud has a silver lining

Definition of every cloud has a silver lining

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

Word by Word Definitions

every play
  1. : being each individual or part of a group without exception

  2. : being each in a series or succession

  3. : being all taken severally

cloud play
  1. : a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor (such as water or ice) suspended in the atmosphere of a planet (such as the earth) or moon

  2. : something resembling or suggesting a cloud: such as

  3. : a light filmy, puffy, or billowy mass seeming to float in the air

  1. : to grow cloudy

  2. : to become troubled, apprehensive, or distressed in appearance

  3. : to become blurry, dubious, or ominous

silver play
  1. : a white ductile very malleable metallic element that is capable of a high degree of polish, is chiefly monovalent in compounds, and has the highest thermal and electric conductivity of any substance — see Chemical Elements Table

  2. : silver as a commodity

  3. : coin made of silver

  1. : made of silver

  2. : resembling silver: such as

  3. : having a white lustrous sheen

  1. : to cover with silver (as by electroplating)

  2. : to coat with a substance (such as a metal) resembling silver

  3. : to give a silvery luster to

lining play
  1. : material that lines or that is used to line especially the inner surface of something (such as a garment)

  2. : the act or process of providing something with a lining


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