stand (one) in good stead

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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.
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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.
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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]
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stand someone in good stead

(of something learned or acquired) be advantageous or useful to someone over time or in the future.
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stand somebody in good ˈstead

be useful to somebody: Learning German will stand her in good stead when she goes to work in the export department.
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Sadly, he was not around to teach the classes that followed mine - he was too good for a school in a small town, he soon got enrolled into a course at Oxford and never returned, His teaching definiteky dod stand him in good stead, after all
He's experienced and has played in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich that will stand him in good stead here.
He seems to be capable of juggling multiple identities on the surface while retaining a sound core of personal and academic integrity (I hope he will forgive this attempt at friendly analysis from this distance); and these characteristics stand him in good stead as the sort of historian who can deconstruct and dismantle without making the whole enterprise seem dispiritingly meaningless, alert as he is to shape-shifting and the power of different angles of vision to seem to alter the nature of what is perceived.
STEPHEN HUGHES' Old Firm debut didn't exactly go to plan but the midfielder believes last Sunday's defeat will stand him in good stead for the future.
It would stand him in good stead later on, when he began running marathons, which now number 100.
Robinson's intimate knowledge of the country gained from over five years experience there will stand him in good stead as the Company moves ahead in its development.
Rudy's thorough understanding of the research business will stand him in good stead for this position.
Hooban, "His experience in Bermuda and his overall expertise will stand him in good stead as he builds our liability book.
He comes to us with exceptional qualifications, and his background -- in particular, his experience with issues affecting small-cap public companies and their constituents -- will clearly stand him in good stead at Simula.