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make a virtue (out) of sth

to use something, especially a bad situation, to your advantage: I had a couple of months to spare between jobs so I thought I'd make a virtue of necessity by acquiring a few new skills.
Translations of “make a virtue (out) of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 將(尤指壞事)變好事, 對…因勢利導…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将(尤指坏事)变好事, 对…因势利导…
(Definition of make a virtue (out) of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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