helping hand

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Origin of helping hand

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Related Words for helping hand

aid, assist, boost, hand, help, lift, support

Examples from the Web for helping hand

Historical Examples of helping hand

  • Their enthusiasm was undoubtedly great, and the idea of lending a helping-hand to another country evidently fascinated them.

  • Jonathan, never busy himself, lent a helping-hand, and he and Walsingham at once became friends.

    The Way of the Wind

    Zoe Anderson Norris

  • Olaves behaved as if nothing was the matter, and even civilly offered a helping-hand in breaking the bar-iron.

    One of Life's Slaves

    Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie

  • Time out of mind she was known to have a good advice and a helping-hand for all who required either.


British Dictionary definitions for helping hand

helping hand

noun
  1. assistancemany people lent a helping hand in making arrangements for the party
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Idioms and Phrases with helping hand

helping hand

see under lend a hand.

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