turn something to your advantage

turn something to your advantage

If you turn a situation to your advantage, you get a benefit from it, especially when it might be expected to harm or damage you. The government have not been able to turn today's demonstration to their advantage. The need to move with your husband's job can sometimes be turned to your advantage.

turn something to your (own) adˈvantage

use or change a bad situation so that it helps you: She had three empty rooms in the house after her children left home, so she decided to turn this to her advantage and rent them out to students.
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