hold somebody's hand

hold somebody’s ˈhand

give somebody help, comfort, support, etc. in a difficult situation: Industry cannot expect the government to hold its hand every time it has problems.This is Jane’s first day in the office, so I’ve asked Mary to hold her hand a bit.
See also: hand, hold
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Listening to moptops Paul and John earnestly bleating on about wanting to hold somebody's hand just wasn't the same as rocking to, or.
It's a whole different thing to hold somebody's hand and sit by their side and take care of them when they need you.
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