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

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Contributor: Matt Errey