helping hand


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Examples of helping hand in a Sentence

a skilled mechanic who generously provides a helping hand when his neighbors are plagued by car troubles
Recent Examples on the Web State and local programs and organizations like Medina Cares offer various kinds of helping hands, from prescription drug discount card programs to help with living expenses. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Where to get help paying your medical bill: Health Matters," 1 Dec. 2019 The nation’s farmers of the sea are hoping for a helping hand from Uncle Sam to train future generations of fishermen. Anchorage Daily News, "Disaster funds announced for 2018 cod crash and Chignik sockeye failure; 2016 pink salmon relief hits snag," 4 Oct. 2019 Baby sea turtles are about to get a helping hand from the folks in charge of Hilton Head Island’s beaches. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Hilton Head Island's Latest Efforts to Protect Sea Turtles and Beachgoers," 9 Sep. 2019 Sources insinuated that Peter might have had a helping hand from his pilot father, but there's no verification that this happened. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "What Airline Does 'Bachelorette' Peter Weber Fly For?," 9 July 2019 Jun Takahashi provided grit at Undercover with a little helping hand from Anthony Burgess and Stanley Kubrick. Vogue, "Vogue Runway’s Critics Weigh In on the Fall 2019 Menswear Collections—And the Seismic Shifts Changing the Business," 22 Jan. 2019 As our aging population faces health and mobility challenges — 6 in 10 have a chronic disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — more people may benefit from a helping hand on the road. Kate Silver, Washington Post, "As the population ages, more home health-care companies are catering to travelers," 5 Dec. 2019 The investigation stalled yet again — until police received an unexpected helping hand. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, "Mandy Stavik killing: How a community came together to help solve teen's 1989 murder," 30 Nov. 2019 William, ever the gentleman, seemed to instantly react to his wife's near-fall, reaching out a helping hand. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Almost Falls, Then Laughs About It with Prince William," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of helping hand

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2020

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“Helping hand.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of helping hand

: help or assistance

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