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Idioms

come in handy

This page is about the idiom come in handy

INFORMAL

Meaning

You can say something might come in handy if you think it might be useful.

For example

  • It's a good thing you took those extra clothes. They came in handy after I fell in the river.

  • You should always take a pocket knife. It's amazing how often one can come in handy.

Quick Quiz

Those boxes might come in handy, so

a. don't keep them

b. don't throw them away

c. don't hand them to me

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey