hold (one's) hand

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hold (one's) hand

1. Literally, to grasp one's hand and continue holding it, as a show of affection, often while walking together or sitting next to each other. I think it's so sweet how Jenny holds Tim's hand when they walk into school.
2. To comfort or support one 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.
3. To carefully guide one through something; to make something very easy for one. 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?
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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.
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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.
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I can't hold your hand all the time," she was told by her team leader this week.
So to have your family and friends around is very valuable, and just to have someone next to you to hold your hand.
If your child doesn't want to hold your hand crossing a street well then give them a choice - I can either hold your hand or hold your hair.
You need some force to hold your hand and take you out from doubts and dilemmas.
By the time the Beatles performed on Sullivan's show, singing five numbers, including "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," they had already caught the attention of reporters on both sides of the Atlantic.
and "Do they ever put their arm around you or hold your hand to show you they care?
If your company is in trouble, no one's going to hold your hand while you work through it.
Using a barbecue with a lid, place chilies on grill 4 to 6 inches above a solid bed of hot coals (you should be able to hold your hand at grill level for only 2 to 3 seconds).
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I think it is something that you need to hold your hand up as a player and say that's unacceptable, and some of them have been.