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Silver lining

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 18, 2003

In Reply to: Silver lining posted by Kovit on January 18, 2003

: Hi, could you explain the meaning of "Silver lining", when and how to use this word?

It means that a negative situation has produced something that is very positive. The very positive thing or situation is the "silver lining".
For instance, many people agree that one of the "silver linings" of World War 2 was the increae in technology that hastened the development and start of the computer era.