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.
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.
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…
(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:
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!!!)