if life hands you lemons, make lemonade

1996 F. POPCORN Clicking iii. 408 And a little stand by-the-side-of-the-road is a good spot to learn from a wise saying: If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But, we’d like to add, then market it, franchise it, and sell it to a major international conglomerate as a fresh fruit drink.

2000 New York Times Mag. 8 Oct. 57 (advertisement) As a family, the Upshaws have developed a unique capacity, as Martha puts it, to make ‘lemonade out of lemons’—an attitude that has helped her to remain grounded.

2002 Washington Post 5 April C10 You are the perfect example of the adage ‘When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.’ Not only have you strengthened your marriage, you have discovered new interests.


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