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“Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining”
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(Aphorism)

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This common English Aphorism is an Idiomatic & Metaphorical Expression which is used to say that:  every situation which may be perceived as “bad” or un-pleasant (like rain-clouds in the sky), usually has some sort of hidden beneficial or advantageous aspect to it — even though it may not been seen or experienced presently.
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The “Silver” part of the phrase may simply be referring to how some clouds (not typically the ones that are about to rain down on you), seem to have a “Silvery” color to them  This usually happens on days which have a lot of sunshine, but also when there are still clouds in the sky.  And as “Silver” (the metal) is valuable — this represents the “good” aspect of something which (when it turns into a rain-cloud) may be perceived of as “bad”.
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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.  This expression is given so that the person can perceive the circumstances with a more optimistic attitude


Example:


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

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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 (the young guy).


(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 — perhaps, 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!!!)

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