come in useful

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Definition of come in useful

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

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come in useful

come in/within sight of (something)

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“Come in useful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20in%20useful. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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