stand someone in good stead

stand someone in good stead
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. give someone good use, be of advantage, be useful.

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  • stand someone in good stead — stand (someone) in good stead if an experience, a skill, or a qualification will stand you in good stead, it will be useful in the future. She hoped that being editor of the school magazine would stand her in good stead for a career in journalism …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand someone in good stead — stand/put/hold/someone in good stead phrase to be useful or helpful to someone It’s a useful experience which will stand you in good stead later in life. Thesaurus: to help someonesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand someone in good stead — be advantageous to someone over time or in the future. → stead …   English new terms dictionary

  • stand someone in good stead — verb to come in handy for someone in the future …   Wiktionary

  • stand smb in good stead — be a great advantage to someone It will stand you in good stead with the company if you do the extra work …   Idioms and examples

  • put someone in good stead — stand/put/hold/someone in good stead phrase to be useful or helpful to someone It’s a useful experience which will stand you in good stead later in life. Thesaurus: to help someonesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold someone in good stead — stand/put/hold/someone in good stead phrase to be useful or helpful to someone It’s a useful experience which will stand you in good stead later in life. Thesaurus: to help someonesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand in good stead — stand (someone) in good stead if an experience, a skill, or a qualification will stand you in good stead, it will be useful in the future. She hoped that being editor of the school magazine would stand her in good stead for a career in journalism …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand someone/something in good stead — see ↑stead • • • Main Entry: ↑stand 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. • • • Main Entry: ↑stead …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand in good stead — be a great advantage to someone It will stand you in good stead with the company if you do the extra work …   Idioms and examples

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