One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person seen in terms of their participation in a task.‘we can always do with an extra pair of hands’
- ‘When he came to stay with us it was like having an extra pair of hands.’
- ‘So even if you are just someone who needs an extra pair of hands around the house for a day here is your chance to get all those jobs done that never seem to get done!’
- ‘As a result, though, the service was excellent, and we were never short of a pair of hands to refill our water glasses.’
- ‘As Hare notes, the best practicum students not only lend an extra pair of hands but spur new ways of thinking.’
- ‘They will provide an extra pair of hands to allow the pre-school staff and volunteers to spend more time with all the children in the group.’
- ‘Home-Start York needs volunteers to visit young families at home, to offer a listening ear and an extra pair of hands.’
- ‘Fiona offers support, a shoulder to cry on and an extra pair of hands at home and on site.’
- ‘There is plenty of work to be done in a variety of skills and there will be something for every pair of hands.’
- ‘Shipston has an extra pair of hands to help steer through its market town development.’
- ‘You'd get the place finished quicker with an extra pair of hands up there.’
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