Meaning of “make capital out of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"make capital out of sth" in British English

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make capital out of sth

to use a situation to get an advantage for yourself:

The Opposition is making a lot of political capital out of the government's failure to invest in education.

(Definition of “make capital out of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)