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helping hand

Assistance with a task, or a person who provides such assistance. I could really use a helping hand carrying all of these boxes downstairs. You've been such a helping hand with this dinner, I couldn't have done it without you!
See also: hand, helping

*a helping hand

Fig. help; physical help, especially with the hands. (*Typically: get ~; need ~; give someone ~; offer ~; offer someone ~.) When you feel like you need a helping hand making dinner, just let me know.
See also: hand, helping

lend a hand

(to someone) Go to lend (someone) a hand.
See also: hand, lend

lend (someone) a hand

 and lend a hand (to someone)
Fig. to give someone some help, not necessarily with the hands. Could you lend me a hand with this piano? I need to move it across the room. Could you lend a hand with this math assignment? I'd be happy to lend a hand.
See also: hand, lend

lend a (helping) hand

also lend somebody a hand
to help do something Jay expected his children to lend a hand where they were needed.
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lend (somebody) a hand

to help someone do something, especially something that involves physical effort Could you lend me a hand with these books? He's always willing to lend a hand in the kitchen.
See also: hand, lend

helping hand

see under lend a hand.
See also: hand, helping

lend a hand

Also, lend a helping hand. Be of assistance, as in Can you lend them a hand with putting up the flag, or Peter is always willing to lend a helping hand around the house. [Late 1500s]
See also: hand, lend

lend a hand

To be of assistance.
See also: hand, lend
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