Definition of leg-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

leg-up

 noun
noun
BrE
 
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Idioms
    give somebody a leg-up(British English, informal)
     
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  1. 1to help somebody to get on a horse, over a wall, etc. by allowing them to put their foot in your hands and lifting them up
  2. 2to help somebody to improve their situation The loan from his father gave him a leg-up when he needed it.