come in handy

idiom
variants: or come in useful/helpful

Definition of come in handy

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

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“Come in handy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20in%20handy. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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