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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The former Boeing man said his product knowledge gleaned from the aircraft designer would hold him in good stead for this new role.
Manager Dean Thomas said: "John put in a lot of time and hard work to ensure he was fit prior to the op and that dedication is certain to hold him in good stead for his return to training.