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make yourself useful

a way of telling someone to start being helpful: Now you're here, you might as well make yourself useful - there's a lot of clearing up to do.
Translations of “make yourself useful”
in Chinese (Traditional) 別閒著…
in Chinese (Simplified) 别闲着…
(Definition of make yourself useful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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