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Meaning of "give someone a leg up" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE SOMEONE A LEG UP

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WHAT DOES GIVE SOMEONE A LEG UP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of give someone a leg up in the English dictionary

The definition of give someone a leg up in the dictionary is to help someone to climb an obstacle by pushing upwards. Other definition of give someone a leg up is to help someone to advance.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE SOMEONE A LEG UP

give rise to
give someone a piece of one´s mind
give someone a row
give someone curry
give someone enough rope to hang himself
give someone hell
give someone his head
give someone one
give someone the air
give someone the benefit of the doubt
give someone the best
give someone the bird
give someone the cold shoulder
give someone the dingbats
give someone the flick
give someone the slip
give something a miss
give something a whirl
give something houseroom
give suck to

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE SOMEONE A LEG UP

bang up
big up
blowing up
bring up
drag up
flag up
gang up
hang up
hung up
leg up
mug up
rig up
ring up
rug up
strung up
tapping up

Synonyms and antonyms of give someone a leg up in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «give someone a leg up» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE SOMEONE A LEG UP

Find out the translation of give someone a leg up to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of give someone a leg up from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «give someone a leg up» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

给别人一条腿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar a alguien una ventaja
570 millions of speakers

English

give someone a leg up
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किसी एक पैर दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إعطاء شخص الساق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дать кому ногу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar a alguém uma perna para cima
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেউ একটি লেগ দিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner à quelqu´un une longueur d´avance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Beri seseorang ke atas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

jemandem ein Bein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誰かに足をあきらめる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

누군가 에게 다리를 포기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi wong munggah sikil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho ai đó một chân lên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யாரோ ஒரு கால் வரை கொடுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याला पाय द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birisine bacağını ver
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare a qualcuno una gamba
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dać komuś nogę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дати кому ногу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da cineva un picior în sus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δώσει κάποιος ένα πόδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee iemand ´n been
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge någon ett försprång
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi noen en etappe opp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give someone a leg up

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE SOMEONE A LEG UP»

The term «give someone a leg up» is used very little and occupies the 152.643 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about give someone a leg up

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE SOMEONE A LEG UP»

Discover the use of give someone a leg up in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give someone a leg up and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Collection of Confusible Phrases
... someone afoot in the door let smh start working at a low level in the hope of getiing a better position in the future: The freelance work I did gave me a foot in the door. give someone a leg up I . help smb. to mount a horse or to climb up smth.
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2004
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Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
phrases give someone a leg up we all want to give our kids a leg up in the world: help/assist someone, give someone assistance, lend someone a helping hand, give someone a boost. leg it informal See run (sense 1 ofthe verb). on its/one's ...
‎2012
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Granny's Old Sayings
... or take a little Give someone a hard way to go Give someone a leg up on something Give someone a pat on the back Give someone a piece of your mind Give someone a run for his money Give someone an eagle eye Give someone an inch ...
Joy Cope
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Interpretation: Techniques and Exercises
... with someone / to be on equal footing / to think on one's feet / to elbow out / to scratch someone's back / to stick out one's neck for someone / to give someone a leg-up / to lay something at someone's feet / Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
James Nolan, 2012
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
... the concert left, right and centre. leg get one's sea legs see sea. give (someone ) a leg up (in/) to help (someone) to achieve something: He would never have become a director of the company if his father-in-law had not given him a leg up.
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Chambers concise dictionary
get one's leg over slang to have sexual intercourse, give someone a leg up colloq to help them climb up or over something, have legs colloq said of a show, news story, etc: to generate sufficient popularity or public interest to ensure a long run.
Ian Brookes, 2004
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Chambers Idioms
... the concert left, right and centre. leg get one's sea legs see sea. give (someone ) a leg up (inf) to help (someone) to achieve something: He would never have become a director of the company if his father-in-law had not given him a leg up.
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Get Between the Covers: Leave a Legacy by Writing a Book
a leg up, they too may be similarly inspired to give someone a leg up. That ' someone' could very well be you. And the person giving the 'leg up' could very well be that very person you had hoped to meet, or someone you don't even know who ...
Neil Shulman, Eric Spencer, 2008
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Chabers 21st Century Dictionary
legged /legd, 'legid/ adj, in compounds having a specified number or type of legs □ a three-legged cat a a bow-legged man. • get or have one's leg over slang to have sexual intercourse. • give someone a leg up colloa to help them climb up or  ...
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Al Majaz:
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Wahab Alansari, 2005

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE SOMEONE A LEG UP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term give someone a leg up is used in the context of the following news items.
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It's complicated: Pitt discusses teacher-student relationships
“When it comes to grades and academics, if that would give someone a leg up, it's not right,” Witmer said. James Braza, a sophomore studying ... «University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News, Mar 15»
2
Brown could choose Brown to fill potential vacant AG spot
Were Brown to give someone a leg up on succeeding him with an appointment as attorney general, however, who might it be? We're now in ... «Fairfield Daily Republic, Mar 15»
3
Parky looks back on career ahead of Windsor Festival
“It is always good to give someone a leg up and to understand when you do it you're launching a rocket,” he says. “Robbie's dad used to watch ... «Reading Post, Sep 14»
4
Questions for Frank Gehry, Arianna Huffington and Other Experts
An M.B.A. can potentially give someone a leg up as they're getting into their career. But it's not a deciding factor. It's part of the package that you ... «New York Times, Aug 14»
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Gaining experience and discovering the habit of work is vital
... and charities up and down the country showing leadership by opening their doors to give someone a leg up when they're looking for work. «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 13»
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Berlin activists gamify smashing CCTV cameras
The most effective way is to “either give someone a leg up or get some rope so that you can take it away,” the group member said. “That way it ... «TechEye, Jan 13»
7
Did Skype find the next big band?
"Anytime that we can help an artist or someone new advance their career and give someone a leg up is something we all want to do," Pinfield ... «USA TODAY, Jul 12»
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Court Notebook: Municipal judges maneuvering for County Court …
The governor could actually give someone a leg up in the contest by appointing one of the would-be candidates to the vacancy. But as of Friday ... «Syracuse.com, Feb 12»
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Nicole Richie's Wedding Dress: "I Haven't Even Thought About It!"
Love her!! Heather on March 19th, 2010. She should wear an unknown designer, give someone a leg up in the business. Lynda on March 19th, ... «People Magazine, Mar 10»

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