Hope

when life gives you lemons

Meaning: make the best out of a difficult situation

Example: She tried to live by the motto 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' Read on

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

hope for the best, but prepare for the worst

Meaning: be optimistic but ready for hard times as well

Example: The tendency these days is to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Else in our days we would never be speaking about failing an exam. Read on

ray of sunshine

Meaning: someone or something that brings hope into the lives of others

Example: Amid the sorrow her son had been a real ray of sunshine. 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

never say die

never say die Meaning: stay optimistic, positive attitude. Example: There are still a dozen of of job vacancies that she hasn’t tried. Never say die.

stand a chance

stand a chance Meaning: have a possibility or a hope of success. Example: If funding by government is withdrawn, small minority schools in remote northern area, don’t stand … Read on

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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