Give Someone a Hand

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!


Pop Quiz:

If someone gives you a hand, what should you say?

A.  Thank you.

B.  You’re welcome.

C.  Could you repeat that?

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

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.”

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