make the best of


: to use (something) in an effective way
We may not get another chance, so we need to make the best of this opportunity.
: 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.

Examples of make the best of in a Sentence

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“Make the best of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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