Context: "We did the best we could. There wasn't much else we could have done because there was no possible better solution at the time"
The problem I have with what's already written is that it sounds a little too wordy.
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Make do comes to mind:
- Manage with the limited or inadequate means available. (ODO)
Sometimes, you just gotta play the hand you're dealt
To accept, deal with, and make the most of one's current situation or circumstances; to make use of that which one is afforded or has available. I know you feel unsatisfied with your life at the moment, but we all have to play the hand we're dealt. Just keep working hard and things are bound to improve! I never asked to be responsible for the business, but I'm going to play the hand I was dealt.
play the hand you're dealt. (n.d.) Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. (2015). Retrieved July 18 2016 from http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/play+the+hand+you%27re+dealt