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Old August 26, 2009, 01:21 PM
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'silver lining'

How would you translate this expresion and where does it's meaning comes from? I just can't imagine it.

"Every cloud has a silver lining."

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The origin of the phrase is traced to John Milton's 'Comus' (1634) with the lines,
“ Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?[3]
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