One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a handy reference tool’
useful, convenient, practical, easy-to-use, well-designed, user-friendly, user-oriented, helpful, functional, serviceable, utilitarian
informal neat, nifty
2‘it has eight pockets to keep everything you need handy’
readily available, available, at hand, to hand, near at hand, within reach, accessible, ready, close, close by, near, nearby, at the ready, at one's fingertips, at one's disposal, convenient
informal get-at-able, on tap
3‘he's handy with a needle’
skilful, skilled, dexterous, deft, nimble-fingered, adroit, practical, able, adept, proficient, capable
masterly, gifted, talented, expert
clever with one's hands, good with one's hands
informal nifty, wizard, ace, genius
North American informal crackerjack
vulgar slang shit-hot
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