make the best of
Definition of make the best of
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: behave, act
: to begin or seem to begin (an action)
: to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone
: the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
: the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person
: superlative ofgood
: excelling all others
: most productive of good : offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction
: superlative ofwell
: in the best (see 1best) way : to greatest advantage
: the best (see 1best) state or part
: one that is best
: the greatest degree of good or excellence
: to get the better of : outdo
: had best (see 2best 1)
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