pair of hands

a pair of hands

A person who is able to do some kind of task, especially physical work. We'll need another pair of hands to life this down the stairs; it's too heavy to do it on our own. If you need a pair of hands to help out, just let me know.
See also: hand, of, pair

pair of hands

a person seen in terms of their participation in a task.
See also: hand, of, pair
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Pc Jeffery was sent to his aid, but needed an extra pair of hands to help her lift the man back up.
Gray, now a television pundit in the Middle East, believes Pellegrini would be a good appointment - but regards Moyes as a safe pair of hands to begin Farhad Moshiri's new era.
He is that - a safe pair of hands and he's brought that into the club.
Illness at the top of the ruling family left Sheikh Sabah as the de facto policymaker for years before he became emir, chosen as an experienced pair of hands.
He is a white, slim, tanned, 6ft 1ins tall, and he has tattoos on the back of his head of a pair of hands and a rose.
Apprenticeship hub manager Torin Spence said: "New skills, fresh talent and an extra pair of hands to help a business meet its needs are just some of the benefits of taking on an apprentice.
I don't know whether Burton Albion goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson has a safe pair of hands.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, billed as a safe pair of hands, is butterfingers.
On August 1, 2012, after being passed by both the House and Senate, Michigan House Bill 4718, known as the "Second Pair of Hands," became a Public Act.
But while it's always interesting to see how a newcomer fares in the chair - watch out for Tony Blair's former Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell, who will be making his debut later on in the series - there's also something to be said for knowing the show is in the command of a safe pair of hands, which may be why some people get asked back more than others.
I was in bed when I felt this creepy pair of hands.
Sunday Mirror Sport understands that the former England, Manchester City and Leicester boss (right) is seen as a safe pair of hands to guide Rovers out of their current crisis.
LITTLE Tilly Lockey has received a new pair of hands.
25p after the company announced that it had appointed a new chairman, John Devaney, who is seen as a safe pair of hands and best known for rescuing Marconi from collapse.
2-Judging by the two goals Nancy scored at Fir Park, the Rangers watch clearly has a safer pair of hands than Motherwell keeper Graeme Smith.