When something is temporary, but it is beneficial for you, you try to get the most for it and profit from it as much as you can. For instance:
Scenario 1 - We all are well aware that time flies and one would age too faster than what they can believe. So a father asks his son, do his best in his studies, in his job in other to make a better life while he is young.
Which one of the following self-made sentences is the most natural to you? (Actually, I've found only these expressions related to what I'm going to convey, but I would be thankful if you let me know better and more natural choices here.)
- Try to get the most bang for your age.
- Try to get the most for your age.
Scenario 2 - Suppose there is a very knowledgeable university professor who is approaching the end of his life. Another professor of that university asks privately the students to learn from him as much as they can because everybody considers him (that knowledgeable professor) a phenomenon of that scientific field and there is only one professor with that grade of the knowledge.
- Try to get the most bang for him.
- Try to get the most for him.