extra pair of hands

extra pair of hands
The assistance of another person.

Compadres visit each other frequently, usually several times a week, and assist each other with labor whenever an extra pair of hands is needed.


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  • (an) extra pair of hands — an extra pair of hands phrase another person who can help you to do something An extra pair of hands will make the job that much easier. Thesaurus: assistants, helpers and secretarieshyponym Main entry: pair …   Useful english dictionary

  • an extra pair of hands — another person who can help you to do something An extra pair of hands will make the job that much easier …   English dictionary

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  • (a) pair of hands — a pair of ˈhands idiom (informal) a person who can do, or is doing, a job • We need an extra pair of hands if we re going to finish on time. • Colleagues regard him as a safe pair of hands …   Useful english dictionary

  • pair — pair1 W2S2 [peə US per] n plural pairs or pair ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(joined together)¦ 2¦(belonging together)¦ 3 in pairs 4¦(two people)¦ 5 the pair of you/them 6¦(two animals)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • pair — I UK [peə(r)] / US [per] noun [countable] Word forms pair : singular pair plural pairs *** 1) a) two things of the same type that belong together Those boots cost fifty pounds a pair. pair of: I need a pair of earrings to go with this outfit. a… …   English dictionary

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