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Express Optimism in idioms
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
Meaning: Make the best out of a bad situation.
Ex: I couldn’t go to school because I was not well but I made the lemonade out of lemons. I learned the new English lesson on my own.
Every cloud has a silver lining
Meaning: In every bad situation there is something good.
Ex: Bill Gates was not getting good grades in his school but every cloud has a silver lining. He brought the revolution in computer field and he is a best known entrepreneur in the world.
Hope against hope
Meaning: To hope very strongly when the situation is hopeless.
Ex: Though his knee is badly injured, he is hoping against hope that he will win the race.
There is light at the end of the tunnel
Meaning: Something that gives you hopes for the future after a long difficult time.
Ex: After the leaders of countries met for talks on terrorism, people are seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
Keep your chin up
Meaning: Remain cheerful in a difficult situation.
Ex: I know you have difficulty finding a job but you will have to keep your chin up and continue trying.
Hang in there
Meaning: Be patient in a difficult situation.
Ex: A sale of our product is not going high but still we hang in there for better future.
There are plenty of fish in the sea
Meaning: There are other choices.
Ex: For learning English, there are plenty of fish in the sea like books, private tutors, online tutors, websites etc.
When one door closes, another one opens
Meaning: When you lost one opportunity, you find another one.
Ex: When I sold out my old house I was very sad but when one door closes, another one opens. The new house I bought is more amazing.
Count your blessings
Meaning: Be grateful for good things in life or what you have.
Ex: Sometimes you get frustrated working whole day on the computer but count your blessings; technology has given you a lot.
Everything is coming up roses
Meaning: Everything is really excellent.
Ex: I passed my examination and I also won the football match, everything is coming up roses.
Use the above idioms in the following exercise. Make the necessary changes where it is required.
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