make the best of something

make the best of something
make the best of (something) British, American & Australian, British & Australian to try to think and act in a positive way when you have to accept a situation which you do not like but cannot change.

The room they've given us is too small really, but we'll just have to make the best of it.

It was a difficult speech to give, but I think she made the best of a bad job.


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  • make the best of — (something) British, American & Australian, British & Australian to try to think and act in a positive way when you have to accept a situation which you do not like but cannot change. The room they ve given us is too small really, but we ll just… …   New idioms dictionary

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  • make the best of — {v. phr.} To do something you do not like to do and not complain; accept with good humor. * /The girl did not like to wash dishes but she made the best of it./ Compare: MAKE A VIRTUE OF NECESSITY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make the best of — {v. phr.} To do something you do not like to do and not complain; accept with good humor. * /The girl did not like to wash dishes but she made the best of it./ Compare: MAKE A VIRTUE OF NECESSITY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ the\ best\ of — v. phr. To do something you do not like to do and not complain; accept with good humor. The girl did not like to wash dishes but she made the best of it. Compare: make a virtue of necessity …   Словарь американских идиом

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