make the most of (third-person singular simple present makes the most of, present participle making the most of, simple past and past participle made the most of)
- (idiomatic, transitive) To realise the maximal value, worth, or potential of (something); to derive as much benefit or profit from (something) as is possible.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson:
- Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
2011 January 25, Les Roopanarine, “Wigan 1 - 2 Aston Villa”, in BBC:
- But with the home side likewise unable to make the most of a period of first-half ascendancy, Villa were swift to make amends on the restart.
realise the maximal value, worth, or potential of