stand in good stead


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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 somebody in good stead

(slightly formal) also hold somebody in good stead
to be useful or helpful in the future His recommendation will stand you in good stead when you apply for a job.
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stand somebody in good stead

if an experience, a skill, or a qualification will stand you in good stead, it will be useful in the future She hoped that being editor of the school magazine would stand her in good stead for a career in journalism later on.
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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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