give a helping hand


give a helping hand
give/lend a ˌhelping ˈhand idiom
to help sb
Main entry:helpidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • helping hand — noun physical assistance (Freq. 1) give me a hand with the chores • Syn: ↑hand • Derivationally related forms: ↑hand (for: ↑hand) • Hyperny …   Useful english dictionary

  • helping hand — help′ing hand′ n. cvb aid; assistance: to give the destitute a helping hand[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME …   From formal English to slang

  • helping hand — aid; assistance: to give the destitute a helping hand. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • hand — n 1. palm, open hand; fist, closed hand, Sl. duke, Brit. Dial. nieve; extremity, Sl. mitt, Sl. paw, Sl. fin, Sl. flipper; (all of animals) paw, foot, pad, trotter, hoof, unguis, Zool. forefoot, Anat., Zool. manus; (all of birds of prey) claw,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hand — I n. part of the arm below the wrist 1) to shake smb. s hand; to shake hands with smb. 2) to clasp, grab, grasp; take smb. s hand 3) to hold; join hands 4) to lay one s hands on 5) to cup one s hands 6) to clap one s hands 7) to wring one s hands …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hand — hand1 W1S1 [hænd] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of body)¦ 2¦(help)¦ 3¦(control)¦ 4 get out of hand 5 on the other hand 6 hands off 7 in hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hand — /hænd / (say hand) noun 1. (in humans) the terminal, prehensile part of the arm, consisting of the palm and five digits. 2. the corresponding part of the forelimb in any of the higher vertebrates. 3. the terminal part of any limb when prehensile …   Australian English dictionary

  • hand — Synonyms and related words: Adamite, John Hancock, X, abalienate, accessible, acclaim, acclamation, accomplished fact, accomplishment, ace, achievement, act, acta, action, administration, adventure, agency, aid, alien, alienate, amortize, angle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hand — 1. noun 1) big, strong hands Syn: palm, fist; informal paw, mitt, duke, hook, meathook 2) the clock s second hand Syn: pointer, indicator, needle, arrow, marker 3) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • give someone five — 1. tv. to give someone a helping hand. □ Hey, give me five over here for a minute, will ya? □ I gotta give this guy five with the crate. Be right with you. 2. tv. to slap hands in greeting. (See also high five; Give me five!) □ Jerry gave John… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions