make a virtue (out) of necessity

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Definition of make a virtue (out) of necessity

: to benefit from something that one is forced to do When he lost his driver's license, he made a virtue out of necessity and got in shape by riding his bike to work.

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“Make a virtue (out) of necessity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20virtue%20%28out%29%20of%20necessity. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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