A silver lining is a positive aspect of a difficult or negative experience.
- I didn’t like the party, but meeting you was a silver lining.
- A silver lining of 2020 was having ample time for reflection.
This expression is also commonly used as “every cloud has a silver lining” and is similar to “on the bright side.”
- Think of two examples where a negative experience had a silver lining. What did you learn from these experiences?