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make the best of a bad job

To deal with and create the best possible outcome of a bad, unfortunate, or unpleasant situation or set of circumstances. I know this data entry job isn't what you wanted for a career, but for the time being try and make the best of a bad job. We weren't expecting to have to share our timeshare with others, but there's nothing we can do about it now, so we'd better make the best of a bad job.
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make the best of a bad job

Prov. to try to salvage something from a ruined situation. When the dry cleaners ruined Mrs. Anderson's coat, they made the best of a bad job by offering to buy her another one.
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make the best of a bad job

BRITISH
If you make the best of a bad job, you accept a bad situation and try to manage as well as you can. It was raining and there was no chance of any gardening. Better to make the best of a bad job and set off early for London. His irritation was obvious, but he was determined to be cheerful and make the best of a bad job.
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make the best of something/things/a bad job

do as well as you can in a difficult situation: It wasn’t a very large room, but he made the best of it by using space carefully.I know the lighting isn’t perfect but we’ll have to make the best of a bad job and get the best photos we can.
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