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come in handy

To be especially useful, often in a particular setting or situation. It was a lot colder out than I thought it would be, so your jacket really came in handy! That flashlight comes in handy when I'm trying to find something in my car at night.
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come in handy

[for something] to be useful. I think that this gadget will come in handy in the kitchen.
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come in handy

Be useful or convenient, as in This check will really come in handy. [Mid-1800s] Also see come in, def. 4.
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ˌcome in ˈhandy/ˈuseful

(informal) be useful when needed: The money my aunt gave me will come in handy to pay for my music lessons.
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Handyman services aren't all that Handy Guy offers the Des Moines, Iowa area.
Locking Handy out of his office may have reflected an excess of caution, but it must be remembered that the constituent who delivered a copy of Handy's letter was a lawyer who believed a violation of campaign and ethics laws had occurred, and that Handy shared office space with the county counsel and other officials who dealt with county legal documents.
Duff and Phelps LLC acted as financial advisor to the Handy and Harman special committee, and Graubard Miller served as legal counsel to the special committee.
According to Cowart, working with DA gives Handy an advantage in saving time and money by utilizing DA's vendor programs and taking advantage of its advertising and promotional programs.
This year he captured the Durham County Boys - an Under-18 tournament, for which Handy will still be eligible during the next two seasons.
If it is mandated, for instance, that automobiles have back-up cameras, "it's a very short step to have a recording back-up camera," Handy said.
The Para Handy tales have been televised twice - in the 60s, with Roddy McMillan as the skipper, and in the 90s with Gregor Fisher in the role.
Handy Start Menu is a free application which is quick to install, and light on resources.
The riders then had a bash at the Handy Pony and Handy Horse where they had to ride through unusual obstacles against the clock.
A litter-sister to Line Of Fire, who is in action at Shelbourne shortly afterwards, Handy Princess has been a revelation since returning to Ireland from the UK in December.
Williams finished with six catches for 154 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown, and Handy rushed for 245 yards and a score, also adding a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
They are free from the cost and don't feel locked in with closed-source technology," Handy says.
Three fine earthworm guides will prove handy for gardeners and natural history students alike, providing excellent pro-worm instructions, tips, and insights.
CHAMPION Seafoods Ltd has been associated with the Handy International Company of Crisfield, Maryland, USA, for the past 17 years.