Definitions for come in handy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. come in handy(verb)

    be useful for a certain purpose


  1. come in handy(Verb)

    To be useful or helpful, especially at some time in the future.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Grimm Grotto:

    Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all.

  2. Ruzica Barbaric:

    It will come in handy, I have a small pension. But if I got billions, it could not pay for what we went through, the law and the compensation are worth nothing if the perpetrators continue to walk free. I want them to answer for their crimes, to say why they came to Vukovar to kill and rape.

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