Idioms

lend someone a hand

This page is about the idiom lend someone a hand

Meaning

If you lend someone a hand, you help them.

For example

  • Could you lend me a hand with these bags?

  • Sue's husband is amazing. He'll even lend a hand in the kitchen when she's cooking for a dinner party!

Quick Quiz

Our boy Johnny never offers to lend a hand. We always

a. have to go out and buy one

b. have to ask him to help out

c. have to tell him we're fine
a) have to go out and buy one b) have to ask him to help out c) have to tell him we're fine

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Contributor: Matt Errey