help (oneself) to

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help (oneself) to

To take something for one's own use. (Whether one is actually allowed to take something, however, depends on the context.) Please, help yourself to anything in the cooler. I can't believe you helped yourself to the last piece of cake when you knew I wanted it!
See also: help

help (oneself) to

1. To serve or provide oneself with: Help yourself to the cookies.
2. Informal To take (something) without asking permission: The thief even helped himself to the spare change in the jar.
See also: help
References in classic literature ?
Doubtless they feel that they cannot trust themselves in the close vicinity of so much perfectly good food without the danger that they may help themselves to a mouthful some time by mistake.
Our ponies composedly help themselves to such grass as they can find on the moor; keeping always near us as companionably as if they were a couple of dogs.
Women," he said, "wisely compose their minds, and help themselves to think quietly, by doing needle-work.
Wheat farmers should prepare themselves to fight against expected onslaught of rust disease due to climate change and to help themselves to ensure food security.
A BIRMINGHAM parks chief has come under fire after suggesting that people help themselves to veg from community gardens.
Head of parks Darren Share (pictured) told a council watchdog committee that he was happy for people to help themselves to veg grown in city parks.
And with more fans expected at the ground for today's Party in the Park open day, the Bluebirds' faithful have been urged not to help themselves to more fixtures and fittings.
All season long, the Boccali Ranch in Ojai has been hit by thieves who sneak in the dark of night and help themselves to the fall bounty.
Many residents these days don't require this type of equipment; they have widely varying abilities and disabilities, and the product should offer the full range of features allowing them to help themselves to the extent possible.
We can't wait to watch our guests vote for their locally grown favorites every time they help themselves to second servings.
A vascular surgeon, an accident and emergency doctor and a fitness design consultant have designed Lymgym, to help people help themselves to reduce the health risks of long distance travel.
The international leader in integrated self-service systems and services, Diebold is upholding its commitment to self service by letting its North American employees help themselves to external learning programs from their desktops.
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Flood victims can help themselves to all the sand and bags that they need when the sand arrives Thursday, Jan.