take the bad with the good

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take the bad with the good

To accept both the negative and positive aspects of something. The phrase is typically used in an acknowledgement that nothing is perfect. When it comes to this job, you have to take the bad with the good. It's hard, but it's worth it.
See also: bad, good, take

take the ˌbad with the ˈgood

accept the bad aspects of something as well as the good ones: You must learn to take the bad with the good in this job. Things don’t always go as well as you think they should.
See also: bad, good, take
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If you ask me whether I ever find it rather dull," he said, "I am bound to say yes; on the other hand, if you ask me what career do you consider on the whole, taking the good with the bad, the most enjoyable and enviable, not to speak of its more serious side, of all careers, for a man, I am bound to say, 'The Politician's.
The program excels at tailoring the experience to the individual, taking the good with the bad.
Pelli has the air of someone who has ridden life's rollercoaster through the peaks and gullies, always taking the good with the bad.
One track that is really close to me in this album is called Ups and Downs, which is about taking the good with the bad in my career, life and love.
Relationship means mutual respect: taking the good with the bad and rewarding a job well done while also, in a non-punitive way, communicating when pricing (or service or whatever) needs to be a tad better.
I know life is all about taking the good with the bad but life just seems to have been all bad since I lost my mum.
The only lesson I learned was that intrusion into your private life is part and parcel of being a professional footballer and you have to get used to taking the good with the bad.
I don't think it's the greatest call to go my way but touring is about taking the good with the bad.
It's a case of taking the good with the bad, but he almost cost us the match with a sloppy pass.