Thursday, January 12, 2012

Come in handy

When something comes in handy, it is useful. It can help you in a particular situation, especially an unplanned/ unexpected situation.

1. A Swiss army knife always comes in handy (if you keep it in your pocket), even if it’s just to carve your name into a tree, peel an orange or to open a box.

2.  Even a paper clip can come in handy to MacGyver, because he can use simple things to get himself out of a predicament:

3. Phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions and slang will come in handy when you want to understand an English native speaker in a conversation or in all types of media.

4. If you’re playing a game of cards, a joker can definitely come in handy. If you’re playing UNO, there are various cards that can come in handy, especially the multicolored ones. If you’re playing Monopoly, a “get out of jail free” card sure comes in handy.

5. A credit or debit card comes in handy when you are not carrying cash on you.

6. A second language will come in handy if you travel… or if you want to find work at a multinational company, you can put it in your résumé.

7. Always keep a roll of Scotch tape at home. It will come in handy sooner or later.

8. If you play the guitar, an extra set of strings will come in handy. It’s just a matter of time…

9. If you live or are traveling in a hot tropical region, mosquito repellent comes in handy.

10. Do you keep things that “normal” people throw away because you think they will come in handy one day?


  1. Muy buen trabajo ,por mi parte estoy sumamente agradecida
    Internet es una via maravillosa para difundir cultura
    Sin descartar que la actividad de los maestros es fundamental también para incentivar y encaminar hacia la cultura
    Yo nunca podré expresarme en este idioma, esto está fuera de mis posibilidades ,no obstante compruebo que aún lentamente un avance se produce en mi
    Y lo más interesante es ver que mi hija si avanza en forma progresiva y cómo puede ayudar a los demás
    Es una noble tarea la que ustedes desarrollan

  2. Gracias por el comentario "letaniabubu". Espero que aprendas mucho de esta blog. Todas las semanas estoy actualizando el blog con nuevas expressiones.
    Que Dios te bendiga!

  3. I am learning about phrasal verbs and I do not find any other easy way to explain them better the way you do.

    Congratulations you are doing a great job, please continue making this wonderful job.


    Gladys Herrera.

  4. Thanks for the comment Gladys,
    I hope you will continue to learn more and more on my blog!

  5. Hi Frank,actually I love this website, I am practicing a lot and reading carefully all the information you post.

    Please continue with this wonderful work,,,and feel free to correct me If I make any mistake, is very important for me.

  6. I'm happy to hear that it's important TO you! Glad to have you join us!

  7. Having several skills in one's repertoire so to speak certainly comes in handy.