hand-holding

noun
hand-hold·ing | \ ˈhan(d)-ˌhōl-diŋ \

Definition of hand-holding 

: solicitous attention, support, or instruction (as in servicing clients)

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hand-holder \ˈhan(d)-ˌhōl-dər \ noun

First Known Use of hand-holding

1967, in the meaning defined above

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hand-holding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hand-holding

: patient attention, support, or instruction

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