Examples of handy in a Sentence
She's handy with a needle and thread.
He's handy around the house.
Recent Examples of handy from the Web
Here are some handy tips for inserting some style into your next supermarket run.
Have a water source handy and use a piece of drywall or Sheetrock to protect pavement or grass.
Not all children’s stories provide handy happy endings, and this one falls deeper and deeper down an ever less-lighthearted rabbit hole.
Not all children's stories provide handy happy endings, and this one falls deeper and deeper down an ever less-lighthearted rabbit hole.
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Schmidt noted a drone will come in handy in quite a few situations the Fire Department sees.
The oven can crank out more than 1,000 warm, pillowy pitas an hour; that should come in handy as Mr. Tibi follows Mr. Ottolenghi’s footsteps into wholesale and retail later this year.
And yet the stooges in movies like Zoolander come in handy as providers of an alternative mother lode of teachable moments.
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First Known Use of handy
Definition of Handy
W(illiam) C(hristopher) 1873–1958 American blues musician
HANDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of handy for English Language Learners
: very useful or helpful
: near or close
: clever or skillful in using your hands, doing small jobs, etc.
HANDY Defined for Kids
Definition of handy for Students
1 : very useful or helpful a handy tool
2 : within easy reach Keep a towel handy.
3 : clever or skillful especially with the hands He's handy with a paintbrush.
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