lend itself to (something)

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lend itself to (something)

To be suited for something, especially some kind of purpose or use. This fabric really lends itself to evening wear. The chefs are always looking for versatile ingredients that lend themselves to many dishes.
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lend itself to

Adapt to, be suitable for. For example, The Bible lends itself to numerous interpretations, or This plot of land lends itself to a variety of uses. [Mid-1800s]
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Given what they've done elsewhere in the country, they could tell that South John Street in particular on the three levels really lends itself to something that's quite unique.
Some have suggested a major heritage handicap but the slot at the end of the day surely lends itself to something with a one-off feel to it.