put (something) to good account

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put (something) to good account

To utilize something in a positive or beneficial way. Yeah, I was laid off, but I put my time off to good account and traveled the world. Police and security forces worry that cyber criminals will put the new crypto-currencies to good account for their own nefarious purposes.
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put/turn something to good acˈcount

(formal) make good use of money, an ability, etc: He put his experience as a teacher to good account as a writer of children’s books.
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And all the while he was keeping a travel diary which he put to good account in En Digters Bazar (1842), which Reginald Spink described as 'an enchanting book--a vivid, crowded, shifting pattern of colourful people and places, an Oriental kaleidoscope' (Hans Christian Andersen and his World (London: Thames & Hudson, 1972), p.