come in handy

variants: or

come in useful/helpful

Definition of come in handy

  1. :  to turn out to be useful when needed A pocketknife can come in handy. A little extra money would come in useful right now.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  conveniently near

    :  convenient for use

    :  easily handled

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capable of being understood in two ways

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