helping hand

noun
aid; assistance: to give the destitute a helping hand.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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helping hand
 
n
assistance: many people lent a helping hand in making arrangements for the party

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helping hand

see under lend a hand.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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