come to (one's) assistance

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come to (one's) assistance

To help one. Because Nancy is a senior member of the team, I really appreciated her coming to my assistance. When that case had me stumped, I asked another detective to come to my assistance.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come to someone's assistance

to arrive and provide assistance to someone. A kindly truck driver came to our assistance, and we were able to call for help. I hope someone will come to my assistance soon.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Want immediate assis- tance.' The steamer grew bigger rapidly, and by-and- by spoke with two flags on her foremast, 'I am coming to your assistance.'
"We'll see what the Supreme Court does with a couple of cases before it;' he adds, "but what I say to young people in high school when I talk to them--be your own role model, study hard, and don't count on somebody coming to your assistance if you're doing all you're doing on your own.