Give a hand

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Definition

to give (someone) a hand: to help, to assist (someone)
idiom

to give someone a hand (after a performance): to clap, to applaud (after a performance)
idiom
Let's give Mr. Chang a big hand for that amazing performance! Let's give him lots of applause.

Examples

  • "Incidentally, there are a lot of French people in the house tonight! Give yourselves a hand!"
  • "That's right, give yourselves a hand, ladies and gentlemen."

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