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every dark cloud has a silver lining

It is possible for something good to come out of a bad situation. (A silver lining on a cloud is an indication that the sun is behind it.) I know you're upset about not getting the lead in the school play, but just keep in mind that every dark cloud has a silver lining—you'll get lots of experience as the understudy! When I'm going through a hard time, I try to remind myself that every dark cloud has a silver lining.
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every silver lining has a cloud

A good situation can be followed by something bad or negative. A reversal of the more common phrase "every cloud has a silver lining." I wouldn't get too excited, if I were you—every silver lining has a cloud, after all.
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every cloud has a silver lining

It is possible for something good to come out of a bad situation. (A silver lining on a cloud is an indication that the sun is behind it.) I know you're upset about not getting the lead in the school play, but just keep in mind that every cloud has a silver lining—you'll get lots of experience as the understudy! When I'm going through a hard time, I try to remind myself that every cloud has a silver lining.
See also: cloud, every, lining, silver

line (one's) (own) pocket(s)

To make a large amount of money for oneself in a way that is considered greedy or dishonest. The phrase typically implies that one is prioritizing making money above some other, more admirable goal. He doesn't care about creating some digital utopia—he's just trying to line his own pockets. This new contract is going to line our pockets for years.
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Every cloud has a silver lining.

Prov. You can derive some benefit from every bad thing that happens to you. (You can also refer to the silver lining of a particular cloud, the benefit you can derive from a particular misfortune.) I'm sorry your business is going badly, but don't despair. Every cloud has a silver lining. When Mary's friends visited her in the hospital, they tried to cheer her up, but Mary never could find the silver lining in the cloud of her illness.
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silver lining

An element of hope or a redeeming quality in an otherwise bad situation, as in The rally had a disappointing turnout, but the silver lining was that those who came pledged a great deal of money . This metaphoric term is a shortening of Every cloud has a silver lining, in turn derived from John Milton's Comus (1634): "A sable cloud turns forth its silver lining on the night."
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a silver lining

COMMON A silver lining is one good aspect of a situation that is otherwise generally bad. The fall in inflation is the silver lining in this prolonged recession. I must say, I had trouble finding a silver lining in the report. Note: When you are using a silver lining in this way, you often refer to the bad aspect of the situation as the cloud. Even Clarke, usually a man to find a silver lining in the blackest cloud, admitted that the government was in trouble. Note: These expressions come from the proverb every cloud has a silver lining, which is used to say that every bad situation has one good aspect to it. As they say, every cloud has a silver lining. We have learned a lot from the experience. Note: Less often, people say every silver lining has a cloud, meaning that every good situation has a bad aspect. We got on brilliantly; he was clever, kind, funny — and leaving for New York on Tuesday. Every silver lining has a cloud, it seems.
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a silver lining

a positive or more hopeful aspect to a bad situation, even though this may not be immediately apparent.
The full form of the phrase is the proverb every cloud has a silver lining .
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every ˌcloud has a silver ˈlining

(saying) there is always something hopeful about even the most difficult or unhappy situation
See also: cloud, every, lining, silver
References in classic literature ?
At one moment he will embrace me, and the next he flies out at me and sneers at me, and then I stick the lining forward on purpose.
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com)-- Rhino Linings Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of spray-on protective linings and coatings, has been named one of Graco's 2014 Top 20 Distributors for foam and polyurea equipment.
Boliden's Aitik mine in Northern Sweden has signed a three-year contract with Metso to deliver truck bed linings for a total of 15 haul trucks in their existing fleet of 30 trucks.
NO LININGS ON MY TRAVEL LOCK ARE KILLIN' MY GUN TUBE
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Work was contracted to CuraFlo Spincast Services, Beachwood, OH, a company specializing in pipeline rehabilitation by applying spincast linings of plural component epoxy resin formulations.
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The city had been on Tega Industries' radar screen for some time, beginning in 2001, when the Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) manufacturer of wear resistant rubber linings began sending a company representative to Canada to research the market.
Therefore, I hope that people would reconsider their comments of silver linings on others' sufferings.
To stop runouts, over-insulted bottom linings that are designed for low thermal losses need to be traded in favor of less-insulated lining systems with more thermal losses.
These responses occur because the radiation wipes out the linings of the stomach and intestines.
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