come in handy

idiom
variants: or come in useful/helpful
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

handy play
  1. : conveniently near

  2. : convenient for use

  3. : easily handled


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