help oneself

idiom

1
: to serve oneself as much food or drink as one would like
There's plenty of food, so help yourself.
often + to
Help yourself to some dessert.
2
informal : to take something without permission
He saw the money lying on the table, and he helped himself.
usually + to
He helped himself to the car keys.

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“Help oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/help%20oneself. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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