give a lift

give someone a lift

 
1. and give someone a ride Fig. to provide transportation for someone. I've got to get into town. Can you give me a lift?
2. Fig. to raise someone's spirits; to make a person feel better. It was a good conversation, and her kind words really gave me a lift.
See also: give, lift
References in classic literature ?
Well, first, I only came across a letter Monty wrote with the address of those lawyers a few days ago, and, secondly, the Bekwando Mine and Land Company has only just boomed, and you see that made me feel that I'd like to give a lift up to any one belonging to poor old Monty I could find.