stand (one) in good stead(redirected from stand him in good stead)
stand (one) in good stead
Especially of a talent, ability, or experience, to prove particularly useful or beneficial to one in the future. Janet is hoping her internship working in IT will stand her in good stead when she looks for a job after college.
stand someone in good stead
[for something] to be of great use and benefit to someone. I know that my large vocabulary will always stand me in good stead at college. Any experience you can get in dealing with the public will stand you in good stead no matter what line of work you go into.
stand in good stead
Be extremely useful, as in That umbrella stood me in good stead on our trip; it rained every day. [c. 1300]