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?
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