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helping hand

aid; assistance:
to give the destitute a helping hand.
Origin of helping hand
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Could Johnson but have lived he would have lent her his helping hand.

  • Do not by any means take pity on him, and lend a helping hand!

  • I promised Gombert and the leader of the boy choir to lend them a helping hand, so we shall probably meet at the rehearsal.

  • There has been nobody to give me a helping hand—none to hold me back.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • To see from year to year a strong, noble character grow under your helping hand!

    The Crux Charlotte Perkins Gilman
British Dictionary definitions for helping hand

helping hand

assistance: many people lent a helping hand in making arrangements for the party
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Idioms and Phrases with helping hand

helping hand

see under lend a hand
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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