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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She always took the good with the bad, and never stopped providing a helping hand.
Working overtime: The Lakers took the good with the bad in a 111-108 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards at Rabobank Arena, appropriately ending with forward Kwame Brown securing a critical rebound with 1.