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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Then she went back to the house, and having helped herself and Toto to a good drink of the cool, clear water, she set about making ready for the journey to the City of Emeralds.
Dalloway's face blanched for a second as she helped herself and saw the potatoes roll this way and that.
She poured out her tea, added a great deal of milk to it, helped herself largely to pie and pickles, and made the familiar gesture of adjusting her false teeth before she began to eat.
In so doing, however, she unintentionally let fall about five hundred diamonds of the first water, together with a thousand great pearls, and two thousand emeralds, rubies, sapphires, opals, and topazes, to which she had helped herself out of the king's strong box.
Faye Thomas helped herself to cheques while visiting a South Tyneside shop which is run by her uncle, Barry Thomas.
Already the national record holder over 100m before coming to China, Asher-Smith helped herself to Kathy Cook's 31-year-old 200m British best on Friday.
A NURSE who helped herself to a patient's chips and curry sauce has been struck off.
Flaherty helped herself to her mum's best friend's bank details while she was in hospital for cancer tests and used them to buy an iphone.
She hardly helped herself by racing a bit freely in the early stages and when Maxime Guyon realised his mount had no chance of winning, he was far from hard on her in the finish.
0 Danielle Carter helped herself to a double as Arsenal dumped City to leave their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
If you find something odd about a very well-paid television presenter boasting about the stuff she's found in skips, or the high chair left out in the street for someone more needy that she's helped herself to, then look away now.
A WOMAN who deceived her widowed mum into letting her take care of her finances then helped herself to PS60,000 has been jailed.
Recorder Lloyd Jones said: "This was a lady who was working hard on problems with the shop and helped herself to this money to help the shop.
Bryers helped herself to pounds 1,130 between November, 2009, and March, 2010, using the woman's bank card.
Nevin was in bed at the time of the widespread disorder in Manchester city centre where her lodger, Gemma Corbett, helped herself to clothing and footwear from the Vans store and took them back to the house they shared in Stretford.