バートランド・ラッセル 英単語・熟語 m018

★ make the most (best) of [~を最もよく利用する]

*森一郎『試験にでる英熟語』p.82説明:"make the most of" は主として善いものを大いに利用するのに用い,"make the best of" は善くないものをがまんして最大限に活用する感じの語句。

Unrequited love is like a serious illness -- very unpleasant while it lasts but usually not life-long. I should not treat this question as one of morality but as one of rational forecast of your future. I hope that you will go up to Trinity to read History. It could open a new world to you, and I believe from what you write that you could make the most of this opportunity.

We went up to London to take the advice of our solicitors and, even more important, to confer with our colleagues. I had no wish to become a martyr to the cause, but I felt that I should make the most of any chance to publicise our views. We were not so innocent as to fail to see that our imprisonment would cause a certain stir.

He made the most of his opportunity.

It's my first trip abroad, so I'm going to make the most of it.
[ 出典:Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th ed.]