come in handy


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

Examples of come in handy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These monitors also come in handy when gaming on the go, connecting to your game console for a seamless play experience. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 22 June 2023 The cases also come in handy because these frames are on the expensive side so protecting your investment is that much more important. Jaylyn Pruitt, Health, 14 June 2023 This bestselling phone mount from Amazon will definitely come in handy whenever your biking boyfriend needs a GPS (or to FaceTime you) on his treks. Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 10 June 2023 While not all new mothers need or want a breast pump, for those who are interested in breastfeeding their little one, a good breast pump can certainly come in handy. Jamie Spain and Rachel Rothman,, 10 June 2023 From small living room ideas to expansive home theaters, the basement is the perfect spot to craft a cozy lounge area (binging TV is the one time no windows can come in handy). Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2023 For evenings out on the town, or the perfect no-filter selfie, a little shimmer will come in handy., 29 May 2023 For avid chefs, this can still come in handy and serve as an extra little oven, a backup to your range, or a place to bake the desserts while your main oven is dealing with the first courses. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Jan. 2023 For moments when using a trusty nail file on rough calluses or stubborn gel polish isn't quite enough, the best nail drills can come in handy to take your hand and foot maintenance game up a level. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Jan. 2023

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“Come in handy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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