give somebody a hand

give (one) a hand

1. To help someone with something. I hope that someone will give me a hand with these bags—there's no way I'll make it to the fifth floor on my own! No, Billy can't babysit, he's giving me a hand with my car today.
2. To applaud someone or something. Wasn't that a great performance? Let's give them a hand, ladies and gentlemen!
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give somebody a ˈhand (with something)

help somebody to do something: I can’t lift this piano on my own. Can you give me a hand, Carlos?Let me give you a hand with these suitcases.
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