hold (someone) in good stead

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hold (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 hold her in good stead when she looks for a job after college.
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We are in good spirits and hopefully this helps hold us in good stead for the summer."
"I knew at some stage our lack of experience at this level would hurt us if we weren't on our game and the lessons we have been taught from Hunslet will hold us in good stead."
What we did get out of Wembley was big-game experience and that should hold us in good stead heading into the semi-finals.