hold (one's) hand

hold (one's) hand

1. To comfort or support someone when they are frightened, anxious, or distressed. I know you're worried about giving your speech, but I'll be there to hold your hand.
2. To carefully guide someone through something; to make something very easy for someone. Thank you, but I can figure these problems out myself without you holding my hand. The video game is brutally difficult, and it doesn't hold the player's hand at any point.
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hold someone's hand

 
1. Lit. to hold the hand of someone who is frightened, especially a child. Please hold Jimmy's hand when you cross the street.
2. Fig. to comfort someone who is anxious or frightened. You'll be all right, won't you? You don't need anyone to hold your hand, do you?
See also: hand, hold

hold someone's hand

If you hold someone's hand in an unfamiliar or difficult situation, you help and support them. Tony will hold your hand through the sale, deal with offers and advise on particulars. I'll support him up to a point but I can't hold his hand forever. Note: People sometimes use the expression hand-holding to refer to the act of helping and supporting someone. If you expect lots of hand-holding because you're just starting out as an investor, you're probably better off paying a flat fee.
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hold someone's hand

give a person comfort, guidance, or moral support in a sad or difficult situation.
See also: hand, hold