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give someone a hand

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give someone a hand

verb phrase

  1. To help: Gimme a hand with this huge crate (1860+)
  2. To applaud someone by clapping the hands: Give the little lady a big hand, folks! (1890+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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