helping hand


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a skilled mechanic who generously provides a helping hand when his neighbors are plagued by car troubles
Recent Examples on the Web Anchorage’s citywide cleanup event, an annual rite of spring, is continuing through the end of May, giving volunteers plenty of opportunities to lend a helping hand while still practicing physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anchorage Daily News, "Orange bags and helping hands: 2 weeks left for Anchorage citywide cleanup," 15 May 2020 The increasing number of coronavirus cases has medical professionals of all ages mobilizing to lend a helping hand. Fox News, "Michigan nurse demonstrates coronavirus spread using gloves in viral video," 8 Apr. 2020 From small regional air centers to big international airports, everyone is lending a helping hand during these trying times. Stephanie Bennett, Fox News, "Airplanes grounded by coronavirus find indefinite parking spaces in Southwest deserts," 22 Apr. 2020 Please join me in lending a helping hand and support @feedingamerica. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Larry Ogunjobi donating 100,000 meals to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank," 20 Mar. 2020 Meanwhile, Bexar County is extending a helping hand to small businesses. Patrick Danner,, "Borrowers may get some relief from coronavirus crisis," 19 Mar. 2020 Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is lending the United States a helping hand during the coronavirus pandemic. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Richest man in Asia to donate 500,000 coronavirus test kits and 1 million masks to US," 13 Mar. 2020 The Homewood Center’s pantry also could use a helping hand. Susan Soldavin,, "For kids, recycled ‘treasure’ becomes gifts of joy at Homewood Center in Howard County," 6 Nov. 2019 The majority voted for Trump in 2016, but Luria, a Democrat, won it two years later, helping hand her party control of the House. Laurie Kellman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Impeachment tests Democrats’ foothold in swing districts," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of helping hand

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Helping hand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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: help or assistance

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