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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After Rory McAllister sealed victory over East Fife, Cairney said: "We've got a lot of experienced players here who have played at a higher level - and hopefully that will stand us in good stead.
A few times I played up there it's just as windy as [Sunday was], so this might stand us in good stead.
IAN Taylor has backed the recent changes at Villa, admitting: "It will stand us in good stead for the future'.
I would hope our work at those finals in 2011 and 2013 and the great feedback we received will stand us in good stead when it comes to Euro 2020.
There has been a lot of competition, which is always good, and it should stand us in good stead for the season.
Caution and responsibility can stand us in good stead.
We know a game like this will stand us in good stead for the remaining games.
Hopefully these games will stand us in good stead for the Champions League and I'd be confident going in there if the manager asked me.
If we can add quality to the group over the summer and improve on the things which let us down, it will stand us in good stead for next season," Ayre said.
But as long as we keep calm, stay in our bubbles and concentrate on what we do, it'll stand us in good stead.
However, if we can finish off the campaign in a good vein of form that will stand us in good stead for next season.
I believe that experience will stand us in good stead this week.
If I can keep a clean sheet it will stand us in good stead for the final.
McGinn said: "Points against San Marino and Azerbaijan will stand us in good stead.