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English definition of “stand sb in good stead”

stand sb in good stead

If an experience stands a person in good stead, it is or will be of great use to them: Getting some work experience now will stand you in good stead (for) when you apply for a permanent job.Useful or advantageous
(Definition of stand sb in good stead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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