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 Some American veterans are in need of a helping hand as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and inflation on household staples take a chunk out of wallets. Fox News, 22 Dec. 2021 And when federal food programs are underfunded -- and families are forced to send their children to bed with empty stomachs -- public schools, churches, and food pantries look to local officials for a helping hand. Brandon Scott, CNN, 21 Oct. 2021 Richie attempted to let out the flames with her hands, in addition to a helping hand sitting to her right. Sara Miranda, Allure, 22 Sep. 2021 So those bike rides and seaside strolls are only possible with the helping hand of a family member. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Sep. 2021 As weary Israeli voters head to the polls for a fourth time in two years Tuesday, Netanyahu can no longer rely on a helping hand from the White House. NBC News, 22 Mar. 2021 Abbey Marshall Leticia Cachoeira Edwards gave her a helping hand. Simon Perry,, 22 Dec. 2021 For anyone looking to make one or two last sneaker purchases before the year’s end, Stadium Goods lends a helping hand annually, and its round up of the 10 Best Sneakers of 2021 just dropped. Jamila Stewart, Essence, 13 Dec. 2021 Optum is both offering a helping hand to Bassett (and other independent health systems like it) and also laying the groundwork for a longer-term pay off. Seth Joseph, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of helping hand

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of helping hand was in the 15th century

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2 Jan 2022

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“Helping hand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of helping hand

: help or assistance


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