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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.
See also: cloud, dark, every, lining, silver

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.
See also: cloud, every, lining, silver

every cloud has a silver lining

Every negative situation has the potential to result in or produce something positive or beneficial. (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

silver lining

The potential for something positive or beneficial to result from a negative situation. Often used in the phrase "every cloud has a silver lining." (A silver lining on a cloud is an indication that the sun is behind it.) There could be a silver lining to getting laid off—you might find a job you actually like!
See also: 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.
See also: line

line up

1. verb To begin to stand in a line. People started lining up last night so they could be the first ones in the store on Black Friday.
2. verb To get people to stand in a line. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "line" and "up." Can you line up the kids after recess?
3. verb To arrange or organize something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "line" and "up." I lined up several meetings for you today, since you're only in town for such a short period of time.
4. verb To be arranged in a straight line; to be parallel. It's really bugging me that those two pictures don't exactly line up.
5. verb To arrange things in a straight line or in parallel. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "line" and "up." Can you line those pictures up? The one on the left is crooked, and it's really bugging me.
6. verb In sports, to assemble in a particular way before a play begins. The players lined up for the face-off.
7. noun A group of suspects that a witness can review in order to, ideally, identify the perpetrator. In this usage, the phrase is usually written as one word. Was she able to identify the perpetrator when you showed her the lineup?
See also: line, up

line up against

1. To stand facing someone or something in a row in opposition. The football team lined up against its opponents, eager for the ref to blow the whistle. The two rival gangs lined up against each other, the tension so thick you could cut it with a knife.
2. To stand or organize in solidarity against a person, group, or organization. The traditionally hostile political factions are joining together to line up against the terrorist group.
3. To organize people in solidarity against a person, group, or organization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The controversial senator has been whipping people into a frenzy with his political rhetoric, lining up voters from around the state against his opponents. Instead of lining teachers and parents up against one another, we should be trying to find solutions that involve and hold accountable both sides.
4. To stand in a row against some surface, especially a wall. OK, children, line up against the wall in alphabetical order. The actors lined up against the back of the stage and then stepped forward to take a bow.
5. To cause a group of people or things to form or get into a row against some surface, especially a wall. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The coach lined us up against the back of the court and made us do sprints. Line up these boxes against the wall over there so we can sort through them later.
See also: line, up

line up alongside

1. To stand in a row next to other. The teacher asked us to line up alongside each other so she could see who's taller and shorter. The impact of the recession really hit me when I was there lining up alongside friends and relatives to collect my social welfare payments.
2. To cause someone or something to form or get into a row next to others. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The coach lined me up alongside the other students trying out for the football team. I've been lining up my DVDs alongside my collection of VHS tapes.
See also: alongside, line, up

line up behind

1. To stand in a row directly behind someone or something else. I had to line up behind some guy with terrible body odor. Make sure that each book is lined up behind the previous entry in the series.
2. To cause or direct someone or something to form or get into a row directly behind someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The teacher lined me up behind Jeremy because I'm a little bit taller than him I've been lining up my DVDs behind my collection of VHS tapes.
3. To stand in a row behind some larger thing, such as a building. We have to line up behind the courthouse every morning to report for our community service. The actors are lined up behind the curtain, waiting for their cues.
4. To cause or direct someone or something to stand in a row behind some larger thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." Line the students up behind the gymnasium and we'll divide them into two teams for a soccer game. He lined up his collection of figurines behind a bookshelf in his room.
5. To stand in solidarity with or support of someone or something. We all lined up behind our friend Tom when he announced he would be running for Mayor. To their credit, everyone at the company lined up behind me when the accusations came to light.
6. To organize people in solidarity with or support of a person, group, or organization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." A number of high-profile campaign groups have spent a lot of time and money trying to line people up behind the incumbent president. The principal has been lining teachers up behind their colleague in her fight against cancer.
See also: behind, line, up

line up for

1. To stand in a row while waiting to receive or do something. We all lined up for ice cream. Why don't we go line up for our tickets now?
2. To stand in a line for a certain amount of time (while waiting to receive or do something). We lined up for nearly an hour to go on the new ride at the amusement park. I hate having to line up for more than five minutes when I do my grocery shopping.
3. To cause or direct someone or something to form or get into a line while waiting to receive or do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." Go line up the kids for their party favors. There were too many people crowding into the box office, so I asked security to line them up for a chance to buy tickets.
See also: line, up

line up in

1. To form or get into a specific kind or size of line. OK, everyone, line up in a single-file row and follow me into the auditorium. We lined up in a semicircle so we could all hear what the coach had to say.
2. To cause or direct someone or something to form or get into a specific kind or size of line. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." Make sure you line the products up in groups of five—they tend to sell better that way, for some reason. The boss lined the three of us up in a row so he could scold us all at once about our performance on the project.
3. To form or get into a line inside of some place or thing. We all lined up in the box office to collect our tickets for the play. The baby birds lined up in their nest to receive food from their mother.
4. To cause or direct someone or something to form or get into a line inside of some place or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The teacher lined his students up in the back of the classroom so he could see who was the tallest and the shortest. Line up these boxes in the warehouse, and we'll sort through them later.
See also: line, up

line up along

1. To form or get into a line along some orienting shape, mark, perimeter, etc. We all lined up along the edge of the pool, waiting for the instructor's signal to dive in. Please line up along the dotted line I've marked for you on the stage.
2. To cause or direct someone or something to form or get into a line along some orienting shape, mark, perimeter, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The coach lined us up along the sidelines and then made us run sprints for the rest of practice. We'll need to line up these lights along the border of the footpath so people don't accidentally walk on the lawn during the night.
3. To cause or direct someone or something to form or get into a row atop something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The drill instructor lined the trainees up along the wall and told them to jump at the same time. We lined up photos of our wedding day along the mantelpiece.
See also: line, up

line up on

1. To form or get into a line along some orienting shape, mark, perimeter, etc. We all lined up on the edge of the pool, waiting for the instructor's signal to dive in. Please line up on the dotted line I've marked for you on the stage.
2. To cause or direct someone or something to form or get into a line along some orienting shape, mark, perimeter, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The coach lined us up on the sidelines and then made us run sprints for the rest of practice. We'll need to line up these lights on the border of the footpath so people don't accidentally walk on the lawn during the night.
3. To cause or direct someone or something to form or get into a row atop something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The drill instructor lined the trainees up on the wall and told them to jump at the same time. Please line up the new inventory on the shelves before we open.
See also: line, on, up

line up with

1. To join someone or something in a line. I lined up with Tammy in the cafeteria. She heaved a sigh or resignation and lined up with all the other customers at the checkout.
2. To cause or direct someone or something to form or get into a line with other people or things. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." The police officer lined up the suspect with several other men to see if the witness picked him out. Line the book up with the other ones by the same author.
3. To form or get into a line in the same orientation as something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." Make sure each tile you lay lines up perfectly with the others—the homeowners aren't paying for crooked tiling. We want the north side of the football field to line up with the south side of the high school.
4. To be in agreement or accordance with something; to concur with or corroborate some piece of information. Her testimony lines up with the defendant's alibi. That's right, sir, Tom's estimates line up perfectly with my own calculations.
5. To organize or schedule a meeting or event with another person or a group of people. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." We need to line up a meeting with the CEOs of the two companies. We're trying to line up a silent auction to benefit victims of last month's hurricane.
See also: line, up

line (something) with (something)

To cover or fill the inner surface of something with some other material, substance, or objects. I lined my coat with wool to keep me warm in the winter. It turns out that the previous owners had lined the walls with asbestos, so we had to gut the entire building. These greedy merchants are just looking for ways to line their pockets with gold.
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flatline

slang To die or come very close to death. The "flat line" in question is a straight, horizontal line on an electrocardiogram or electroencephalogram indicating a lack of heart or brain activity (as opposed to the peaks and valleys displayed as a result of measuring the vital signs of a living person). The patient flatlined and we were unable to resuscitate. Time of death was 18:56.

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.
See also: cloud, every, lining, silver

line someone or something up

 
1. Lit. to put people or things in line. Line everyone up and march them onstage. Line up the kids, please. Please line these books up. Hey, you guys! Line yourselves up!
2. Fig. to schedule someone or something [for something]. Please line somebody up for the entertainment. We will try to line up a magician and a clown for the party. They lined up a chorus for the last act.
See also: line, up

line someone or something up against something

to put people or things into a row in front of or against something. We lined everyone up against the wall for the photograph. Please line up everyone against the wall.
See also: line, up

line someone or something up behind someone or something

to put people or things into a line behind someone or something. Please line all the children up behind the tallest child. Line up everyone behind the curtain.
See also: behind, line, up

line someone or something up (in something)

to put people or things into some kind of formation, such as a row, column, ranks, etc. The teacher lined the children up in two rows. Please line up the children in a row.
See also: line, up

line someone or something up on something

to place people or things into a line oriented on one or more things. Line them all up on the edge of the grass. Line up the children on the white line.
See also: line, on, up

line someone or something up with someone or something

 
1. Lit. to place people or things into a line with other people or things. Line Fred up with the others. Line up these books with the others. Please line yourselves up with the others.
2. Lit. to place people or things into a line that is oriented on someone or something. Line everyone up with the flagpole so we can march into the hall, Please line up everyone with the flagpole straight ahead.
3. Fig. to schedule a meeting date with someone or a group of people. Will you line everyone up with us for a Monday morning meeting? See if you can line up a meeting with Todd and Frank.
See also: line, up

line someone or something up with something

to position someone or something (or a group) in reference to other things. Please line the chairs up with the floor tiles. Line up this brick with the bricks below and at both sides. That's the way you lay bricks.
See also: line, up

line someone up behind someone or something

Fig. to organize people in support of someone or something. I will see if I can line a few supporters up behind our candidate. I can line up everyone behind you.
See also: behind, line, up

line someone up

(for something) Fig. to schedule someone for something; to arrange for someone to do or be something. I lined gardeners up for the summer work on the gardens. I lined up four of my best friends to serve as ushers at my wedding.
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line someone up

(with someone) Go to fix someone up (with someone).
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line up

to form a line; to get into a line. All right, everyone, line up!
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line up against someone or something

to organize against someone or something. Our people lined up against the candidate and defeated her soundly. We will line up against the opposing party as we did during the last election.
See also: line, up

line up alongside someone or something

to form or get into a line beside someone or something. Can you line up alongside the other people? Line up alongside the wall and get ready to be photographed.
See also: alongside, line, up

line up behind someone or something

 
1. to form or get into a line behind someone or something. Please line up behind Kelly. Please go and line up behind the sign.
2. and get behind someone or something to organize in support of someone or something. We all got behind Todd and got him elected. We got behind the most active political party.
See also: behind, line, up

line up for something

to form or get into a line and wait for something. Everyone lined up for a helping of birthday cake. Let's line up for dinner. The doors to the dining room will open at any minute.
See also: line, up

line up in(to) something

to form or get into a line, row, rank, column, etc. Please line up in three columns. I wish you would all line up into a nice straight line.
See also: line, up

line up on something

to form a line oriented on something. Line up on the white line painted on the pavement. Please line up on the marks on the floor.
See also: line, on, up

line up with someone

to get into a line with someone. Go over and line up with the others. Would you please line up with the other students?
See also: line, up

line up

1. Arrange in or form a line, as in Betty lined up the books on the shelf, or The children lined up for lunch. [Late 1800s]
2. Organize, make ready, make the arrangements for, as in They lined up considerable support for the bill, or Nancy was supposed to line up a hall for the concert. [c. 1900]
See also: line, up

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."
See also: lining, silver

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.
See also: lining, silver

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 .
See also: lining, silver

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

line up

v.
1. To form a line: The students lined up at the front of the classroom. People are lining up to get tickets to the game.
2. To arrange some people or things in a line: The police lined the suspects up against the wall. We lined up some chairs in front of the stage. Customers were lined up waiting for the stores to open.
3. To organize something or someone for an event or activity; schedule something or someone: I've lined two interviews up for next week. The organizers lined up some great speakers for the rally. The senator is lining up support for the bill.
4. To straighten something, or put it in the correct position in relation to some other thing: I lined the text up with the edge of the page. The sniper lined up the rifle and fired two shots at the middle of the target. We lined up the holes and put the bolt through.
5. To be straight or in the correct position in relation to some other thing: The holes don't line up—I can't get the bolt in. Does this painting line up with the ceiling?
6. In American football, to take one's position in a formation before a snap or kickoff: The players lined up at the scrimmage line.
See also: line, up

flatline

in. to die. (From the flatness of the line on an EEG monitor when the heart stops.) It appeared that the patient flatlined during the night.
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Then as the magnesium and magnesium sulfide come in contact with the lining in the bottom of the furnace, they reduce the silica.
Since the free energy for the reduction of a silica lining by the magnesium is more negative than the free energy for the reduction of a silica lining by the carbon in the gray iron, it follows that the silica lining wear will be more aggressive when melting ductile base iron than when melting gray iron.
Since the free energy for the reduction of a silica lining by the magnesium sulfide is more negative than the free energy for the reduction of a silica lining by the carbon, it again follows that the silica lining wear will be more aggressive when melting ductile base iron.
smaller in diameter than the original form is used so that the cut form can slide inside the original lining.
The same procedure used to install a new lining is used on the sleeve installation.
In theory, refractory wear should be uniform, but in practice, lining wear is irregular.
Subsequent measurements will show the precise rate of lining wear or slag buildup.
When the refractory lining in an inductor comes into contact with molten iron for the first time, the iron flows into the voids around the refractory grains and continues to do so until the temperature of the leading edge of the molten iron decreases to the solidus temperature of 2010F (1099C), at which it freezes.
The thermal conductivity for a saturated lining must be higher than that for the refractory, yet lower than that for the molten iron.
During thermal cycling of the refractory, the metal-saturated hotface expands at a different rate than the rest of the refractory lining.
Erosion is the reduction in lining thickness due to chemical or mechanical means.
With hot-face refractory brick, raising the mean temperature by adding insulation to the backup lining may increase the fluidity of the slag.
Uninsulated refractory sidewalls generally yield a furnace shell temperature of about 65OF for a new lining.
The biggest advantage of the moldable refractory lining is its installation flexibility.
In contrast to the castable refractory, the moldable material provides an excellent bond to the existing refractory lining.