One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be advantageous or useful to someone in the future.‘his early training stood him in good stead’
benefit, be beneficial to, be of benefit to, be advantageous to, be of advantage to, be of use to, be of value to, do someone good, help, be helpful to, be of service to, serve, assist, aid, stand someone in good stead, further the interests of, advance, promoteView synonyms
- ‘Just as importantly, these two major powers appear to be hell-bent on usurping an authority which has stood us in good stead for more than half a century.’
- ‘Zaharia expects the experience gained in this election will stand her in good stead in the future, which, she suggests, could include another campaign.’
- ‘It will certainly stand me in good stead for the future and I have always loved working hard in the gym.’
- ‘After all the ugliness of what has happened in our game, the building for the future that people such as Calderwood are undertaking will stand us in good stead.’
- ‘For Guinness, it was ‘a psychological bulwark against the uncertainties of war and fear of the future and it stood me in good stead.’’
- ‘But the ability to address a large number of people, from ministers in Parliament to troops on the battlefield, stood Elizabeth in good stead for the future.’
- ‘Matomela was punished to a certain extent by the NZ batsmen, but his debut will stand him in good stead for the future as well.’
- ‘Her training in psychology has also stood her in good stead and places her well to co-ordinate a current project to deal with motivational issues related to decommissioning.’
- ‘And through their 30-plus year history, their belief in the rock ‘n roll ethos has stood them in good stead.’
- ‘He has always spoken without notes - a skill that stood him in good stead - but his support is trailing badly, despite the audience rating of him as charming and avuncular.’
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