helping hand


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helping hand

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

help′ing hand′


n.
aid; assistance: to give the destitute a helping hand.
[1400–50; late Middle English]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helping hand - physical assistancehelping hand - physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
Translations

helping hand

naiuto
to give sb a helping hand → dare una mano a qn
References in classic literature ?
Haven't you been in bitter distress once when a helping hand was held out to you?
What for five years he had been wanting -- a faithful servant, a friend, a helping hand -- seemed to have fallen from Heaven just when he expected it the least.
Uncas, take my steel and kindle a fire; a mouthful of a tender broil will give natur' a helping hand, after so long a trail.
But to the poor folk they would give a helping hand in need and trouble, and would return to them that which had been unjustly taken from them.
There was no speech nor language, no pitying voice or helping hand, from that distant sky.
he had never been one of those poor-spirited sneaks who would refuse to give a helping hand to a fellow-traveller in this puzzling world.
To show how unripe I was for John Barleycorn, when, at this time, I descended into my slough of despond, I never dreamed of turning to John Barleycorn for a helping hand.
Sancho, on his part, gave a helping hand to release Gines de Pasamonte, who was the first to leap forth upon the plain free and unfettered, and who, attacking the prostrate commissary, took from him his sword and the musket, with which, aiming at one and levelling at another, he, without ever discharging it, drove every one of the guards off the field, for they took to flight, as well to escape Pasamonte's musket, as the showers of stones the now released galley slaves were raining upon them.
MEMBERS of the community lent a helping hand as part of a church project.
Cheshier, on the west lawn of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC Yad Ezra - The Helping Hand will host a rally a to raise the awareness in the USA of the persecution of believers in Jesus in the world today.
It was a wonderful experience for our agents and staff to lend a helping hand to these important causes and give back to the communities that we serve.
George Clarke (right) offers a helping hand and some sensible advice.

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