Is there an idiom which expresses the idea of "getting a good result from a bad situation or with a bad condition"? Thanks!

  • I guess you pulled it out! – Hot Licks Apr 1 '19 at 19:16

A well-worn way to put this is: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Or, to match your question: Making lemonade when life has given you lemons.

It may not be quite right for you, since it is often used as a prod towards positive thinking, rather than a statement of results.


"Flipping the script"

flip the script (third-person singular simple present flips the script, present participle flipping the script, simple past and past participle flipped the script)

(slang) To reverse a situation, especially by doing something unexpected.

source: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/flip_the_script


I suggest to make the best of a bad situation

To deal with and create the best possible outcome of a bad, unfortunate, or unpleasant situation or set of circumstances

From the Farlex Free Dictionary

The cliché happy ending also could work as an alternative.
It originally was used to describe the common plotline of novels in which everything turned out well for the protagonist after a bad situation, but it is used now as an idiom to mean 'it all turned out well'.

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