make (oneself) useful

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make (oneself) useful

To do something that is actively helpful or of assistance to others. You know, instead of just sitting there watching TV, you could make yourself useful and take out the garbage. Towards the end of the party, I decided to make myself useful and wash the dishes.
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In an effort to make myself useful, I started to work with actors on the theory my mother once told me, that `you teach best what you need to learn most,' '' says Forster, who's got the big-screen ``Supernova'', with Angela Bassett and James Spader, due out in January.