stand someone in good stead

stand (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 stand her in good stead when she looks for a job after college.
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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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