Meaning: 1. To help someone, usually with something physically; also expressed as to “lend someone a hand” 2. To clap or applaud for someone
Can you give me a hand with this? It’s too heavy for me to lift by myself.
After his speech the crowd gave him a big hand.
Let’s give our volunteers a hand for giving us a hand!
If someone gives you a hand, what should you say?
A. Thank you.
B. You’re welcome.
C. Could you repeat that?
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The correct answer is A. If someone helps you, you should say “Thank you,” and if someone claps for you, you should also say “Thank you.”