a hand with (something)

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a hand with (something)

Help with a task or chore. Could you please give me a hand with carrying the laundry up the stairs?
See also: hand
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*a hand with something

Fig. assistance with something, especially using the hands. (*Typically: get ~ have ~ give someone ~.) Mary would really like to get a hand with that. It's too much for one person. I'd like to have a hand with this.
See also: hand
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
She dropped on her knees at the foot of the sofa--held out her hand with something clasped in it--and fell back in a swoon.
He was holding out his hand with something in it for this brown horse that was nuzzling his hand, tickling him I should think, by the way he was laughing.
Summary: In order to try his hand with something different, a thread artist in Lucknow applied his skills of making designs with threads on egg shells, cloth as well as rubber balls.
Lucknow, February 27 (ANI): In order to try his hand with something different, a thread artist in Lucknow applied his skills of making designs with threads on egg shells, cloth as well as rubber balls.