play the hand (one) is dealt

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play the hand (one) is dealt

To accept, deal with, and make the most of one's current situation or circumstances; to make use of that which one is afforded or has available. I know you feel unsatisfied with your life at the moment, but we all have to play the hand we're dealt. Just keep working hard and things are bound to improve! I never asked to be responsible for the business, but I'm going to play the hand I was dealt.
See also: dealt, hand, play
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You always have to play the hand you're dealt, but a home game against somebody of your own level is as much as you can hope for at this stage of the competition because there aren't too many smaller clubs left in it.
You have to play the hand you're dealt with as much grace, dignity and good humor as you can muster.
You play the hand you're dealt and I'm very happy with what I've got.
That doesn't sell anymore; you have to play the hand you're dealt.
I've done all sorts of different things but you have got to do your best, play the hand you're dealt and see how you get on.
Obviously you play the hand you're dealt and it has been a very interesting hand lately.