Meaning of make the most of in English:

make the most of

phrase

  • 1Use to the best advantage.

    ‘he was eager to make the most of his visit’
    • ‘And her life experience to date seems that of a high-achiever making the most of the advantages afforded her.’
    • ‘We were lucky to be drawn at home, which is a big advantage, and we made the most of it.’
    • ‘They can help you make the most of your capital and advise on how to get more.’
    • ‘Have we endeavoured to be better people, to make the most of our lives, to be tolerant and accepting?’
    • ‘We had seized this opportunity to be alone together and decided to make the most of it.’
    • ‘They have grasped their limited opportunities and made the most of them.’
    • ‘To attain this end, I seized those opportunities that came my way and made the most of them.’
    • ‘In this way, then, I am making the most of what modern life does so well: democratizing knowledge.’
    • ‘‘People were just getting on with things and making the most of what little they had,’ she said.’
    • ‘When Veronica travels to Tanzania she is always moved by the people's ability to make the most of what little they have.’
    1. 1.1Represent at its best.
      ‘how to make the most of your features’
      • ‘Striking this seam of rock marked the beginning of a fundamental change in the way she gardened, and she decided to concentrate on making the most of what she had by planting with alpines.’
      • ‘Once you get the knack for making the most of what you've got, you will never go back to looking dilapidated again.’