silver lining

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of silver lining

:a consoling or hopeful prospect

Examples of silver lining in a Sentence

  1. If there's a silver lining to losing my job, it's that I'll now be able to go to school full-time and finish my degree earlier.

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Origin and Etymology of silver lining

from the phrase "every cloud has a silver lining"


SILVER LINING Defined for English Language Learners

silver lining

noun

Definition of silver lining for English Language Learners

  • : something good that can be found in a bad situation


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