lend a hand

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lend a hand

Also, lend a helping hand. Be of assistance, as in Can you lend them a hand with putting up the flag, or Peter is always willing to lend a helping hand around the house. [Late 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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