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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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ROCHDALE'S Matty Gillam is hoping the taste of first-team experience gained during his maiden season will stand him in good stead for the 2018-19 campaign.
He's experienced and has played in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich that will stand him in good stead here.
A little revision of church history may also stand him in good stead!
He seems to be capable of juggling multiple identities on the surface while retaining a sound core of personal and academic integrity (I hope he will forgive this attempt at friendly analysis from this distance); and these characteristics stand him in good stead as the sort of historian who can deconstruct and dismantle without making the whole enterprise seem dispiritingly meaningless, alert as he is to shape-shifting and the power of different angles of vision to seem to alter the nature of what is perceived.
The man Alex McLeish has tipped for promotion to the senior squad revealed advice from a certain Frenchman will stand him in good stead.