be the best of a bad bunch(redirected from were the best of a bad bunch)
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.
be the best of a bad bunch/lot(British & Australian)
to be slightly less bad than other bad people or things in a group This picture isn't exactly what I would have chosen, but it was the best of a bad lot.