- make use of
- to do something taboo in connection withThus to make use of prostitutes is not to find them chaste employment but to copulate regularly with them: to make use of drugs is not to control your hypertension under medical supervision but to ingest narcotics illegally; so too with firearms, where to make use of a weapon is to maim or kill:I saw a Jewess climb on to the fence of the ghetto, stick her head through the fence and attempt to steal turnips from a passing cart. I made use of my fire-arm. The Jewess received two fatal shots. (Deighton, 1993/1, quoting from Schoenberner's Der Gelbe Stern, translated by Susan Sweet in 1969)
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.