make the best of every situation

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get the best of every situation

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and make the best of every situation.
asked Aug 01 '11 at 18:09 Vinia Seymour New member

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Either 

 

"make the best of every situation"

 

or 

 

"get the best from every situation"

 

Which you use is largely a matter of preference.

 

The "get" version carries a slightly negative connotation of manipulating events to one's advantage, perhaps over the best interests of other people.

 

The "make" version has a more positive connotation of determination to have something good come out of adversity, which may well include benefit for people other than oneself. 

link comment answered Aug 02 '11 at 09:45 Siân Harris Expert

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