Clouds

silver lining

Meaning: sadness or unpleasant things can have a positive side effect

Example: If it's the tough time in your life, it comes with many silver linings. Read on

every cloud has a silver lining

Meaning: there is something good in everything that's bad

Example: Reena was depressed to be confined to bed after her surgery, but over time, when she could spend a lot of time with her family and catch up with old friends, who came to visit her, she realized that every cloud has a silver lining. Read on

head in the clouds

Meaning: daydreaming or absentminded

Example: He roams around all night with his head in the clouds. Read on

under a cloud

Meaning: under suspicion

Example: The luxury transport industry is under a cloud at the moment after newspapers revealed that many indulged in illegal activities. Read on

cloud nine

Meaning: very happy

Example: She's been on cloud nine since she heard the news of her engagement. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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