helping hand


Examples of helping hand in a Sentence

a skilled mechanic who generously provides a helping hand when his neighbors are plagued by car troubles
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Helping hand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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