put to good use

put (something) to good use

To use something in a way that will be beneficial or have significant results. Thank you so much for the money you gave us. We will certainly put it to good use. We're trying to determine how to put this information to good use.
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put to good use

Employ to the best advantage, as in I'm sure this dictionary will be put to good use.
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While steel castings are not widely used in building construction, there are some instances where they have been put to good use. One example is the development of a modular connection (Fig.
Paper, plastic, bottles, cans, batteries, light-bulbs--can the daily storm of debris generated by a facility be managed and put to good use? Through an imaginative recycling effort, Sharon Health Care Center, an 88-bed United Methodist Homes skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Sharon, Connecticut, has tamed the tempest by implementing a facility-wide recycling program that incorporates an additional environmentally friendly twist--they recycle water.
Watching the paper, plastic, and other detritus of daily operations being put to good use, Skip Dunn, a volunteer who, twice a week, handles the daily passing of water pitchers to residents, pointed out another unrecognized wasteful habit.
With a little creativity, "junk" can be put to good use. Use coffee cans to hold crayons or pencils; use empty baby wipe containers as cases for dolls and play figures, beads or other small toys; turn plastic laundry detergent scoops into sand shovels; start seeds in yogurt cups or egg cartons; make a drum from empty cornmeal, salt or oatmeal containers; or stock a play kitchen with clean, empty food boxes.