make the best of

idiom

1
: to use (something) in an effective way
We may not get another chance, so we need to make the best of this opportunity.
2
: to deal with (a bad situation) as well as possible
Life is not very good right now—but let's try to make the best of it.
(British) We're trying to make the best of a bad job.

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“Make the best of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20the%20best%20of. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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