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Come in handy   /kəm ɪn hˈændi/   Listen
Come in handy

verb
1.
Be useful for a certain purpose.






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"Come in handy" Quotes from Famous Books



... Perhaps this information will come in handy!" he said to himself, thinking over his future measures and plans. "Let us see—let us feel our way—perhaps it is really so! But I must go carefully and keep on my guard, and the whole thing is in my hands, dear ...
— The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations • Julian Hawthorne

... caretaker. "There's a couple of boats somewhere in the mine. The operators placed them here thinking they might come in handy at some future time, but I haven't any idea where they are now. Still, I think they're not ...
— Boy Scouts in the Coal Caverns • Major Archibald Lee Fletcher



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