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English definition of “make a virtue (out) of sth”

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.
(Definition of make a virtue (out) of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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