in good stead
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (literally or figuratively) In a positive state or position.
2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal”, in BBC:
- That really should have been the signal for title-chasing Arsenal to move into a higher gear and dominate but Wigan showed a fighting spirit which should stand them in good stead for the second half of the season.