in good stead

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in good stead (not comparable)

  1. (literally or figuratively) In a positive state or position.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal”, in BBC[1]:
      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.