Hope

stand a chance

Meaning: to have a possibility of succeeding, even if a remote one

Example: Do you believe that you stand a chance of getting that job? Read on

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.

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account for

Meaning: to have to provide an explanation for (something)

Example: The horrible weather accounted for more than 20 percent absenteeism at work today. Read on

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