give someone a leg up

give someone a leg up
HELP/ASSIST SOMEONE, give someone assistance, lend someone a helping hand, give someone a boost, give someone a flying start.
leg

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give someone a leg up
To give someone a help or hoist in mounting, climbing, etc (also figurative)
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Main Entry:leg

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • give a leg up — give (someone) a leg up informal to help someone to be more successful. It must give you a leg up if you want to be an actor and your parents are both in the profession …   New idioms dictionary

  • leg-up — leg ,up noun singular 1. ) INFORMAL if you give someone a leg up, you help them to make progress, especially in their career 2. ) if you give someone a leg up, you help them climb something by letting them put their foot in your hands and then… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • leg-up — UK / US noun [singular] 1) informal if you give someone a leg up, you help them to make progress, especially in their career 2) if you give someone a leg up, you help them to climb something by letting them put their foot in your hands and then… …   English dictionary

  • leg — noun 1) Lee broke his leg Syn: lower limb, limb, shank; informal pin 2) the first leg of a European tour Syn: part, stage, portion, segment, section, phase, stretch, lap • …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • leg — [leg] n. [ME < ON leggr, a leg, limb < IE base * lek , limb > L lacertus, muscle, lacerta, lizard] 1. one of the parts of the body by means of which animals stand and walk, specif., in human beings, a) one of the lower limbs b) Anat. the …   English World dictionary

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