give someone a hand

Idiom

Give someone a hand

Definition

This idiom is used to express offering help or assistance to someone.

Examples

Can you give me a hand with these groceries?

I would really appreciate if you could give me a hand with this project.

Origin

This phrase first appeared in the late 16th century. It is believed to be derived from the phrase “lend a helping hand”.

FAQs

What does give someone a hand mean?

It means to offer help or assistance to someone.

When should I use this phrase?

This phrase can be used when you are offering to help someone with something.