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 As a retired emergency nurse of 30 years, that realization is hard for someone who just wants to lend a helping hand on the front lines. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "These former nurses were asked to leave retirement and return to the front lines," 3 Jan. 2021 Minnesota's emerging farmer program offers a helping hand to aspiring farmers from diverse backgrounds. Star Tribune, "Planting the seeds for a new generation of Minnesota farmers," 19 Dec. 2020 Thanks to a generous CARES grant from Carroll County government and a helping hand from Walmart, Utz potato chips, Coca Cola, and ALDI’s along with countless volunteer hours from the Westminster Lions., "Westminster Lions Club delivers groceries to Timber Ridge," 3 Dec. 2020 More could follow if the Biden administration offers a helping hand. Kurtis Alexander,, "Biden could help San Francisco win billions from Big Oil over climate change," 2 Dec. 2020 For Preston, working with youth is about continuing the legacy of what coaches did for him as a boy on the East Coast: extending a helping hand. Vincent T. Davis,, "Lifelong educator uses golf to teach children about life," 23 Nov. 2020 The funds are used to help residents, typically seniors, who have fallen on difficult times and need a significant helping hand. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Memorialize a loved one with a gift to the Brecksville Honor Tree: Talk of the Towns," 12 Nov. 2020 For the last eight months, that has meant using its unique capabilities to offer a helping hand, continuing to invest in its people, providing support to its partners, and remaining a force for economic good. Dallas News, "Leading beer brewer Anheuser-Busch does its part to lift up the economy," 24 Nov. 2020 In the meantime, travelers aren't eager to offer a helping hand. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Will the travel industry heed the COVID-19 pandemic's 'wake-up call' as it recovers?," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of helping hand

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2021

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“Helping hand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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: help or assistance

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