come in handy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to come in handy: worse for wear, Electricity supply
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.come in handy - be useful for a certain purpose
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
Translations
يَكون مُفيدا
hodit se
blive til nytte
koma í góîar òarfir
işe yaramak

handy

(ˈhӕndi) adjective
1. ready (to use); in a convenient place. I like to keep my tools handy; This house is handy for the shops.
2. easy to use; useful. a handy tool.
ˈhandiness noun
ˈhandyman (ˈmӕn) noun
a man who does jobs, for himself or other people, especially around the house.
come in handy
to be useful. I'll keep these bottles – they might come in handy.
References in classic literature ?
So she sent 'em along as they might come in handy for some child, sometime.
You are wise to provide yourself with what you need, for it will all come in handy in the future.
He wished he had read them more carefully at the time, for they doubtless contained much information and many hints which would have come in handy just now.