I, you, etc. could use a drink, etc.
(one) could use (something)
One needs something; one would be or feel better if one had something. After the week I've had, I could use a night out. You could use a new suit—that one's looking pretty shabby. How about I make dinner for you tonight? You've been traveling so much, you could stand a home-cooked meal.
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I, you, etc. could use a ˈdrink, etc.(spoken) I, you, etc. need a drink, etc: We could use some extra help just at the moment.
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