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    stood to benefit

    Hi,

    I was wondering if somebody could take a look for me at this one-stood to benefit. What does it mean in this context? I am not sure I exactly get it.

    And N says-out of the picture. Does he mean the " a lot people" out of the picture, or "Steadman" out the picture?

    Thanks for your help.




    N: Doesn't take a judge. All it takes is a little special attention from one of his clerks. But how Lincoln got fast-tracked doesn't interest me. It's why. If he was set up, then why?
    V: I think the answer to that might lie in the victim. What do we know? He was the CEO of EcoField, right? He was pushing alternative energy.
    N: Successfully pushing alternative energy. So, oil companies, the Saudis, even, even our own government... a lot of people stood to benefit with Steadman out of the picture. Why did you wait till now to take up this case?
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    colloquium is offline Senior Member
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    Re: stood to benefit

    It means that with Steadman not there, with him not being around, a lot of people would have been better off, they would have benefited from the situation - from his absence.

    And yes, it does refer to Steadman being out of the picture.

    I'm not a teacher.

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