silver lining


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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."
See also: lining, silver
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So, if the silver lining surrounding the national deficit and other economic woes such as dwindling manufacturing jobs, the energy crisis and homelessness is more aluminum recycling, how does it go from being a pie-in-the-sky concept to becoming a reality?
Maybe the kind of pain and insecurity our society is experiencing will have a silver lining and will get our societal attention and help us learn some important things about life, values and priorities.
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But the silver lining came with a number of dark clouds.
No one should say the deaths at the WTC and the Pentagon provide a silver lining to the war against terrorism.
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