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handy

adjective
     
hand‧y S3 comparative handier, superlative handiest
1 useful:
It's quite a handy little tool.
It's very handy having a light above your desk.
Take your swimming trunks with you - they might come in handy (=be useful).
2 informal near and easy to reach:
I always keep my gun handy just in case.
Do you have a piece of paper handy?
handy for British English
The house was in Drury Lane, very handy for the theatre.
3 good at using something, especially a tool
handy with
He's very handy with a screwdriver.

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