make the most of (something)

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make the most of (something)

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 most of it. 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 most of our vacation.
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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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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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make the ˈmost of something

get as much good as you can out of something: The meeting finished early so I decided to make the most of being in London and do some shopping.The opportunity won’t come again so make the most of it now.
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make the most of

To use to the greatest advantage.
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