Definition of be of service in English:

be of service


  • Be available to assist someone.

    ‘if you need books, we'd like to be of service’
    • ‘‘I'm glad to be of service,’ Skerry says sarcastically.’
    • ‘Her year there was an adventure that finally brought together her nursing and desire to be of service in the missionary field.’
    • ‘‘I believe I can be of service to you here,’ she said.’
    • ‘I was glad to be of service in the Oklahoma Bug Relocation Program.’
    • ‘‘My goal is to actually be of service, not just to hold onto my position,’ she said.’
    • ‘We hope to be of service to Catholics, busy parents in particular, who are concerned about what their children may be watching.’
    • ‘Of course, if you're unsure about what you're viewing, Moodie and the rest of the gallery staff are often more than happy to be of service.’
    • ‘This allows service providers to be of service.’
    • ‘Yet he is happy where he is, being of service and working with others.’
    • ‘I believe I can't really be of service to anyone else unless I've got my own ducks in a row.’
    help, assist, benefit, be helpful, be of assistance, be beneficial, be advantageous, be of benefit, serve, advantage, be useful, be of use, be profitable, profit, be valuable, be of worth, do someone a good turn
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