make the most of (oneself)

make the most of (oneself)

To try as hard as one can to be successful; to realize all of one's potential. You might be a lot happier if you made the most of yourself, instead of just sitting here all day playing video games.
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make the most of something

to make something appear as good as possible; to exploit something; to get as much out of something as is possible. Mary knows how to make the most of her talents. They designed the advertisements to make the most of the product's features.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make the most of

Use to the greatest advantage, as in She planned to make the most of her trip to Europe, or The class quickly made the most of the teacher's absence. This expression was first recorded in 1526.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make the ˈmost of yourself, himself, etc.

look as attractive as possible: She’s a pretty girl but she doesn’t make the most of herself.
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make the most of

To use to the greatest advantage.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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