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give (or lend) a hand

Definition of give or lend a hand in English:

Assist in an action or enterprise: the policemen lent a hand in getting the stretcher up the steps
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  • But due to soaring demand a second assistant lends a hand.
  • Why the state should lend a hand to assist people already doing a fair bit better than the basic wage beats me.
  • Each age group is run by a qualified rugby coach, but parents are encouraged to lend a hand.
help, help out, give a helping hand, assist, give assistance, aid, make a contribution, do someone a favour, take part, do one's bit;
informal pitch in, muck in, get stuck in, get involved
See parent entry: hand
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