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- (figuratively) A good aspect of a mostly bad event.
- (good aspect): bright side
a good aspect of a mostly bad event
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- ^ “every cloud has a silver lining” in Stuart Berg Flexner and Doris Flexner, Wise Words and Wives' Tales: The Origins, Meanings, and Time-Honored Wisdom of Proverbs and Folk Sayings, Olde and New, Avon Books (1993), ISBN 0380762382, page 52. Quoted in “Re: Every cloud has a silver lining”, phrases.org.uk.