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The title of today's edition sounds an awful lot like yesterday's, but don't let that fool you. Let's take a closer look!

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MAKE THE BEST OF   (不満足な条件)を最大限に活用する


  • To make the best of something is to get as much use, pleasure, or other advantage as possible from a situation that you're unhappy about.
  • make the best of は、不満足な状況を、できる限り利用したり、楽しんだりして、有利な点を活用する、という意味です。



  1. It rained the whole time we were in Paris, but we tried to make the best of it.
  2. I know you were hoping to make varsity, but junior varsity should still be fun. You might as well make the best of it.
  3. (camping with a rented tent)
    a: I thought the store said this was a four-person tent. There's hardly enough room in here for three.
    b: I know, but we'll just have to make the best of it.
  4. “Pollyanna” is a classic children's story about a girl who always knew how to make the best of a bad situation.

英会話レッスンThanks for coming!