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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"Being involved in that has given me the chance to learn how to deal with and get an important understanding of those types of pressures, which can only stand me in good stead.
Hopefully the experience of that will stand me in good stead at Tranmere"Everyone in this division is capable of beating each other.