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English definition of “give/lend sb a helping hand”

give/lend sb a helping hand

to help someone: These tax cuts will give industry a helping hand.Helping and co-operating
(Definition of give/lend sb a helping hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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