help out with

help someone or something out with someone or something

1. Lit. to assist someone or something with a person or a thing. Can you help me out with my geometry? Please help out my son with his geometry.
2. Fig. to help someone or a group by providing someone or something. I need some salt. Would you help me out with a little bit of salt? Can you help out our department with a secretary?
See also: help, out