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helpmate

1. A companion who provides assistance or support, especially a wife or husband. It's only by the support of my lifelong helpmate that I was able to get through the hardship of my father's death.
2. Anything or anyone that aids, assists, or is helpful, especially regularly or constantly. We've entered an age where phones are no longer merely tools for communication—they've become helpmates in nearly every facet of life.
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Behar and Collins provided us with an opportunity to prove the exact point Miss Colorado was trying to make-- we are more than the lowly help mate of the doctor," Tortorice wrote.
My view on it is God looked down one day and was like 'f***g hell, you need some help mate, here's a guitar'.
About 18 months ago a young man showed up and has convinced her that he would make a good husband and help mate.
In return, Denver treated her, his heaven provided help mate, as the special creature she was.
Thanks for your help mate, but all that type of trivia means absolutely nothing, and there are at least two chances of that priceless piece of information being kicked firmly into touch on June 2.
I am counting on you to employ the concepts in this document to build on our legacy and help mate our vision a reality: One Air Force, Same Fight--An Unrivaled Wingman.
BEWSTER'S BUYS: Tannadice new boys Craig Conway, Noel Hunt and Steven Robb, who hopes his move will help mate Lee Mair, below ICTURE: ALANRICHARD SON
He attributes his desire to purchase Mingo, a young African man of about twenty, to his need for "a field hand, a help mate -- a friend" (3).
The satellite navigation system is more than a mere gimmick to provide company on long journeys, it is a definite help mate for the directionally dysfunctional like me.
Take this week's effort in South Africa, which was funnier than Gazza's plea to Ronnie Wood as he fell into The Priory: "If you need any help mate, I'm here for you.
Thanks for your help mate, we're sure your client appreciates your efficiency.
LADIES' man Vince Vaughan (also in The Lost World) tries to help mate Mike (Jon Favreau) forget his former girlfriend by going on dates again.
With the mad bikers and the odd errant delivery van you need both hands on the wheel - and that's what endeared me to the car so much, so soon, with its clever little help mates.