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helping hand

aid; assistance:
to give the destitute a helping hand.
Origin of helping hand
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
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Examples from the web for helping hand
  • Sometimes natural selection gets a helping hand from humans.
  • She is now a helping hand to her special-needs students.
  • Yahoo's new open-search platform is giving semantic search a helping hand.
  • Yahoo's new open-search platform is giving semantic search a helping hand.
  • Becoming a street-food vendor is a time-honored road to success-but sometimes you need a helping hand to figure out the ropes.
  • Any mutations that arose in the cherry-picked cells get a helping hand, and they soon dominate the new population.
  • It's a good day to get an extra helping hand or ask for small favors.
  • You'll see her there every day, though, lending a helping hand with all the painstaking detail required for this kind of food.
British Dictionary definitions for helping hand

helping hand

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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