(one) could stand (something)

(one) could stand (something)

One needs something; one would be or feel better if one had something. After the week I've had, I could stand a night out. You could stand a new suit—that one's looking pretty shabby. How about I make dinner for you tonight? You've been traveling so much, you could stand a home-cooked meal.
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