Come in handy



Be useful or convenient, as in This check will really come in handy. [ Mid-1800s ]
Also see: come in, def. 4.

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    [kuhm-lee] /ˈkʌm li/ adjective, comelier, comeliest. 1. pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair: a comely face. 2. proper; seemly; becoming: comely behavior. /ˈkʌmlɪ/ adjective -lier, -liest 1. good-looking; attractive adj. “beautiful, handsome,” c.1400, probably from Old English cymlic “lovely, splendid, finely made,” from cyme “exquisite, glorious, delicate,” from West Germanic *kumi- “delicate, feeble” (cf. Old High […]

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    The opening line of “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” a poem by Christopher Marlowe.

  • Comely

    [kuhm-lee] /ˈkʌm li/ adjective, comelier, comeliest. 1. pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair: a comely face. 2. proper; seemly; becoming: comely behavior. /ˈkʌmlɪ/ adjective -lier, -liest 1. good-looking; attractive adj. “beautiful, handsome,” c.1400, probably from Old English cymlic “lovely, splendid, finely made,” from cyme “exquisite, glorious, delicate,” from West Germanic *kumi- “delicate, feeble” (cf. Old High […]



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