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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.
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.
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]
stand someone in good stead (of something learned or acquired) be advantageous or useful to someone over time or in the future.
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.
References in periodicals archive
Macaulay may have taken his relentless empiricism too far for some modern libertarians' tastes, but it stood him in good stead
when he turned to one of the great controversies of his own day, the new factory system that had transformed Britain amid an export-driven globalization of its economy.
Paul Andreu's experience of designing vast monumental airport buildings has stood him in good stead
for this competition-winning project for a bombastic National Theatre of China in Beijing.