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Give someone a hand

Meaning/Usage: To help someone

Explanation: A physical task is usually done with the hands.  Giving someone a hand is letting them borrow your hands, or in other words, helping them out.

"Give a hand" also represent applauding, but this section is about helping someone.

"Can you give me a hand setting up the dining table?"
"I'm going to need a hand changing the tire on the car."
"Are you going to have time to give me a hand tomorrow?"
"Let me know if you need help.  I'll have time all day today to give you a hand."

A:  "When are you going to move into your new apartment?"
B:  "I want to, but I'm going to need some help."
A:  "I have time this weekend.  Do you want me to give you a hand?"
B:  "That would be great."

Other Common Sentences

"Can I get your help on this?"
"Can you help me out?"
"Do you need any help?"
"Let me know if you need any help."

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