hold (someone) in good stead

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hold (someone) in good stead

Especially of a talent, ability, or experience, to prove particularly useful or beneficial to someone in the future. Janet is hoping her internship working in IT will hold her in good stead when she looks for a job after college.
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A varied programme of events is planned over the coming months with OLs committed to taking the club forward while retaining the amateur principle and undisguised dedication to the social side of the game that has held them in good stead since taking those first tentative steps on February 7, 1931.