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keyword: Help
Can't Help But Do Something »
(it has to happen; there is no way to not do it...)

Cannot Help Doing Something »
(it must be done; it had to happen...)

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed »
(people who need things are often polite and act like friends; people who need help from us will act friendly towards us...)

Aid And Abet Someone »
(a formal or legal way to say "help" someone...)

Any Port In A Storm »
(a person will stop anywhere or ask anyone when help is needed...)

At Someone's Service »
(one is ready to help that person; the reason one is there is to help...)

Back Me Up »
(help me; give me your support...)

Bail Me Out »
(help that person get out of a bad situation...)

Bend Over Backwards »
(inconvenience yourself to help another...)

Burning Your Bridges Behind You »
(treating people badly so they won't want to help you in the future...)

Crying Wolf »
(calling for help when you don't really need help...)

Do One's Part »
(participate in order to help the team succeed...)

Do Someone A Good Turn »
(do a favor to help that person...)

Feathering Her Own Nest With It »
(using it to help herself...)

Fold One's Hands »
(chose to not help...)

Get A Break »
(get some help or assistance; get a chance to rest...)

Get A Hand With Something »
(receive help to do it...)

Hat In Hand »
(asking for help; begging...)

In A Pinch »
(when you are stuck and need help; when you are in need...)

Jog My Memory »
(help that person to remember something; something happened which made one recall...)

Off The Top Of One's Head »
(one thinks it up quickly and easily; without help or preparation...)

On Someone's Account »
(for that person; to help that person...)

Out Of One's Way »
(not something one had planned to do; one did it to help another...)

Scratch Someone's Back »
(help that person; do something to help that person...)

Set Someone Or Something Straight »
(help one understand something important that one does not yet understand...)

Sit On One's Hands »
(not do anything; not help; not participate; being lazy...)

Take Care Of Someone Or Something »
(handle that matter; help and care for that person...)

Take Someone Under One's Wings »
(offer help to that person and teach them what one knows...)

Throw Some Light On Something »
(help to understand that thing better...)

With Hat In Hand »
(the person came begging for help...)

Write Something Down »
(Write something on paper to help to record or remember it...)

You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But You Can't Make It Drink »
(you can show people how do do things, but people must help themselves...)

You Scratch My Back And I'll Scratch Yours »
(if you help me then I will help you too; let's help each other...)



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