(one) could stand (something)

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(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.
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" got my chair so I could stand up and speak with people face to face," says this manager of a 12-employee residential glass business.
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