stand someone/something in good stead

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Definition of stand someone/something in good stead

formal
: to be useful or helpful to someone or something His language skills will stand him in good stead when he is traveling.

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“Stand someone/something in good stead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stand%20someone%2Fsomething%20in%20good%20stead. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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