by the hand

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Definition of by the hand

: by holding someone's hand I took him by the hand and led him through the crowd. sometimes used figurativelyYou can't expect me to lead you by the hand through every difficult situation.

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“By the hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20the%20hand. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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