come in useful

idiom

: to be useful
Her pocketknife came in useful when we needed to cut the tangled fishing line.

Examples of come in useful in a Sentence

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“Come in useful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20in%20useful. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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