be the best of a bad bunch

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be the best of a bad bunch

To be slightly better or more desirable than anything or anyone else in a group, even though none of the available options are desirable. To be honest, none of the apartments we can afford looked very nice, but this place seems to be the best of a bad bunch. I don't care for Mary's new college friends. She's still the best of a bad bunch, but she's become a real troublemaker since meeting them.
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