Definition of handholding in English:

handholding

Syllabification: hand·hold·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhandˌhōldiNG
 
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noun

The provision of careful support or guidance to someone during a learning process or a period of change.
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  • He spares us any obvious handholding, but it nonetheless becomes clear what Jef is doing and why.
  • Since then, Johnson has also done a good bit of handholding for Valley Center's doctors.
  • The Sur-Tel account was fine, but they needed the usual client handholding.

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