make the best of

make the best of


  • to look for a positive side of a seemingly negative situation
  • a situation that is not favourable but has to be accepted
  • something that cannot be controlled or changed and hence is accepted as it is

Example Sentences

  1. The sun was shining so he made the best of his day and went to the beach with his family.
  2. I make the best of what I have because hiring people at such close proximities is no longer feasible for my business.
  3. To make the best of the situation is the first sign of a successful human being.
  4. Although she was reluctant, when she got a better job then she decided to make the best of it and took the offer.
  5. I did not want to move to the other city initially but now that the situation demands it, I have decided to make the best of
  6. She makes the best of dishes with leftover food items.


The phrase is used in simple English parlance, usually in terms of a job and its revolving situation. The origin as well as first literary use of this phrase cannot be traced specifically.


  • make the best of a bad job

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