by the hand
Definition of by the hand
: by holding someone's hand I took him by the hand and led him through the crowd. —sometimes used figuratively You can't expect me to lead you by the hand through every difficult situation.
Word by Word Definitions
: the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization
: a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as
: with the hands rather than by machine
: to touch or manage with the hands
: to deal with
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up by the hand? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).