come to (someone's) aid

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come to (someone's) aid

To provide assistance, support, or rescue to someone. Thank goodness the Coast Guard came to my aid, or I might have drowned out there. We were in serious financial trouble until Susan's mother came to our aid and helped us with some of our debt.
See also: aid, come
References in classic literature ?
And when they were gathered there was much talk, for some would give battle at once and some delay until Fingal, the King of Morven, should come to aid them.