put something to good use

put something to good use
put something to good use phrase
to use something that you have for a sensible purpose that brings a benefit to you

Do you promise to put the money to good use?

Thesaurus: to use something, or to be usedsynonym
Main entry: use

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put (something) to (good) use
: to use (something) in an effective way

I'm looking forward to putting my new skills to use. [=to using my new skills; to doing what I have just learned to do]

Thanks for the donation. We'll put it to good use. [=we'll do something good with it]

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Main Entry:use

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put sth to good ˈuse idiom
to be able to use sth for a purpose, and get an advantage from doing so

She'll be able to put her languages to good use in her new job.

Main entry:useidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • turn something to good account — turn (something) to (good) account formal : to gain or profit from (something) : to take advantage of (something) Is there a way to turn this situation to good account? • • • Main Entry: ↑account * * * put/turn sth to good acˈcount …   Useful english dictionary

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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