stand (someone) in good stead

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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

[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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So, as I say, that experience should stand them in good stead and let us know what to expect at Ballymena.
Wednesday had their moments too but, if Keane has got something to reflect positively on, it is his side's defensive qualities and resilience which will stand them in good stead.
DENIS HICKIE says Ireland's lastgasp heartache in their bid for the Six Nations title can stand them in good stead for the World Cup and next year's competition.
Strength: Experience of last season should stand them in good stead for relegation fight this time around but there were virtually no positives to be taken from last season.