Style: "Porcelain pastel"“I made tea. Would you like some?”

“Thanks. I could use something to drink.”

“I could really use a nap, but I have to finish my homework before dinner.”

We say we “could use” something that would be nice to have. It might be an unexpected favor, like the tea above, or something we want or need but probably won’t get. For example, I could use a million dollars.