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noun

aid; assistance: to give the destitute a helping hand.

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Origin of helping hand

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for helping hand

helping hand

noun

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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