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helping hand

noun
1.
aid; assistance:
to give the destitute a helping hand.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for helping hand

helping hand

noun
1.
assistance: many people lent a helping hand in making arrangements for the party
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Idioms and Phrases with helping hand

helping hand

see under lend a hand
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