give someone a leg up

Give someone a leg up
If you give someone a leg up, you help them to achieve something that they couldn't have done alone.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • give someone 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

  • 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 * * * give someone a leg up To give someone a help or hoist in mounting, climbing, etc (also figurative) • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone a leg up —    If you give someone a leg up, you help them to achieve something that they couldn t have done alone.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • give someone a leg up — we all want to give our kids a leg up in the world Syn: help/assist someone, give someone assistance, lend someone a helping hand, give someone a boost …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • give someone gyp — To cause someone pain • • • Main Entry: ↑gyp * * * give someone gyp phrase to be very painful Her new shoes were giving her gyp. Thesaurus: to feel or cause physical pain and sufferingsynonym pain and pains …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — /lɛg / (say leg) noun 1. one of the members or limbs which support and move the human or animal body. 2. this part of an animal, especially lamb or veal, used as meat to roast, bake, etc. 3. that part of the limb between the knee and the ankle. 4 …   Australian English dictionary


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