Lend A Hand Meaning & Sentence Examples

Lend A Hand Definition, Sentence Examples

LEND A HAND MEANING – Find out what lend a hand really means. Example sentences of this idiomatic expression can also be found here.

The idiom “lend a (helping) hand” has been used in English for thousands of years and may have been first used in ninth-century Old English, but it is generally attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer (1343–1400-best known for The Canterbury Tales), one of the greatest poets of the English Middle Ages. Giving someone a hand directly is where the phrase “lend a hand” originated.

“Lend” signifies a temporary loan, while “hand” denotes practical assistance. The phrase represents offering a helpful hand to others. It denotes assisting someone with one’s labor, abilities, or assets. Through kindness and sacrifice, the phrase fosters community. The expression can be taken metaphorically to support a friend, coworker, or neighborhood project.


Lend A Hand Meaning:

  • to assist or offer help, particularly voluntarily.
  • to give support
  • offer help

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Here are examples of sentences that use lend a hand:

  1. Could you lend me a hand with these boxes?
  2. The people in my old town are always willing to lend a hand.
  3. Kim was locked out of her house, so I gave her a hand by lending her a ladder to climb through the window.
  4. The coach asked the students to lend a hand in cleaning up the gym after their practice.

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