help (oneself) (to something)

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help (oneself) (to something)

To serve oneself (something); to take, consume, or indulge in (something) freely or without permission or restraint. There's plenty of food in the kitchen, so please, help yourselves to more. The vagrant they had given shelter to for the night helped himself to the family's prized set of silverware. The maps at the information kiosk are free, so tourists are welcome to help themselves.
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References in classic literature ?
The animal would very quickly have dragged us where we could not have done much to help ourselves, and where we have no business to be.
But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble.
We felt our inexperience, and were unable to help ourselves.
Well, so it was," said Tom, looking down, "but we fags couldn't help ourselves.
We need to make sure we don't make the mistakes if we want to help ourselves.
We will be in a better place, we didn't help ourselves with the mistakes we made at the Liberty Stadium.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah confirmed that everyone is keen to help Iraq against any risk of terrorism, noting that help Iraq means to help ourselves.
So what can we do to help ourselves quit and to encourage friends and family to join us?
Mr Dixon said: "Digital marketing is a vitally important part of the marketing mix for any business, and HubSpot's suite of tools allows us better than ever to help ourselves and our clients to identify, target and win the kinds of customers they need to grow their businesses.
I think we have to help ourselves sometimes," Wiggins said at a press conference.
It could build strong communities on the principle that by helping others we help ourselves.
We are a charity organisation and have had coffee mornings, to help ourselves and with help of Make A Wish and other funding we have a nice place to meet.
It is the obligation of the Public to step in and get involved as individuals to help us help ourselves.
I wish they stopped killing and we can help ourselves.
If we do not help ourselves no one would ever help us," he said, adding that moving forward while the divisions exist would be hard.