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Good stead, Good steam

Posted by James Briggs on November 12, 2002

In Reply to: Good stead, Good steam posted by Uma on November 12, 2002

: What's the exact meaning of 'in good stead' and 'in good steam'

'Good stead' means 'in fine form', 'in good spirits', but also 'served well' - 'my car stood me in good stead'

I've never heard of 'in good steam'. Perhaps others have.

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