“Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining”


Today’s “Tid-Bit” is an idiomatic aphorism which is used to express that every situation which may be perceived as “bad” or un-pleasant, usually has some sort of hidden beneficial or advantageous aspect to it – even though it may not been seen or experienced presently.

This phrase is usually used to describe a situation which is happening or has already happened – or as a reminder to someone who is experiencing, or is about to experience an un-pleasant situation, so that the person can perceive the circumstances with a more optimistic attitude.


(Warning!!! – The video has language that would not be appropriate for a typical classroom environment…but then…  this is NOT a typical classroom)


In case you didn’t catch that

(because their accent is a bit “thick”)

The “Cloud” (the un-pleasant reality) in this situation is that the guy who said that his, “…grandmother is sick…” owes $20 to the main character in the video-clip.

(and that was a lot of money at the time that this was supposed to be taking place.)

The main character doesn’t like this…  he wants his money.

However, the “mob-boss” character (the older gentleman in the blue suit) asks him if the guy is a friend.  The main character says…

“Nah!  I doh neven like ‘im”

(translation:  “No, I don’t even like him.”)

And so the older gentleman explains that, possibly, the main character should not be so upset about the situation, and instead,  think of his situation in a slightly different way:

  • The guy owes him $20
  • Because of this, the guy will always avoid him
  • The main character doesn’t like the guy
  • Therefore, since the guy owes him money, he will never have to deal with that guy ever again…  which is a “good” thing

(the) Cloud = He lost $20

(the) Silver Lining = The guy is out of His life…  and it only cost Him $20 

So even though the actual phrase – “Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining” – was not even used in the video clip, it is a good demonstration and example of the usage and the meaning of this phrase.

Have An Excellent Day!

(And Gimme Back My Money!!!)





The Teacher

The Man Known As "The Teacher" is the creator of - administrator for - and sole content contributor to - all that is GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!,  as well as a being a TEFL certified English teacher A Master of Ninja Invisibility and Jedi Mind Tricks, AND has a secret under-ground UFO bunker and Mad Scientist's Laboratory hidden deep in The Balkans where he currently resides with his beautiful wife and the formerly-homeless monkeys that have infested his apartment. He is also a Gemini and so is his evil twin ;)

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