come in useful

to be helpful in a particular situation

Your medical training might come in very useful indeed.

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  • come in useful — british phrase to be helpful in a particular situation Your medical training might come in very useful indeed. Thesaurus: to be advantageous and yield benefitssynonym Main entry: useful …   Useful english dictionary

  • come in useful — be helpful, be useful, come in handy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • come into your own — to begin to have the kind of success that you are capable of having : to become very skillful, successful, etc. She has really started to come into her own recently. The company was struggling for many months, but now it really seems to be comin …   Useful english dictionary

  • come on strong — (informal) To speak or act forcefully or aggressively • • • Main Entry: ↑come come on strong see under ↑come • • • Main Entry: ↑strong * * * come on strong informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • come into its own — come into its (or one s) own become fully effective, used, or recognized Mexico will come into its own as a vacation spot * * * come into your/its ˈown idiom to have the opportunity to show how good or useful you are or sth is • When the traffic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come of — 1. To be a descendant of 2. To be the consequence of, arise or result from 3. To become of • • • Main Entry: ↑come * * * ˈcome of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come of …   Useful english dictionary

  • come under — 1. To be included under 2. To be subjected to (fire, attack, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑come * * * 1) be classified as or among they all come under the general heading of opinion polls 2) be subject to (an influence or authority) ■ be subjected to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come up against — To encounter (an obstacle, difficulty) • • • Main Entry: ↑come * * * ˌcome ˈup against [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come up against he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • come what may — Whatever happens • • • Main Entry: ↑come come what may Whatever transpires • • • Main Entry: ↑may * * * come what may formal phrase despite anything that may happen …   Useful english dictionary

  • come down on — ˌcome ˈdown on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come down on he/she/it comes down on present participle coming down on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

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