Meaning: to do a share of a task.
Example: When people can "do their bit", they are helping support a larger cause. Read on
Meaning: to stop someone from feeling awkward or embarrassed.
Example: My teacher spoke up to spare the blushes of the new student. Read on
Meaning: under the protection, sponsorship, or patronage
Example: We restored the home under the auspices of the historical society. Read on
Meaning: give or receive assistance to achieve a goal
Example: Completing the summer study program gives pupils a leg up in the following academic year. Read on
Meaning: temporary help (often financial)
Example: When I was at university, my mother always sent me food parcels to tide me over until my next grant cheque came. Read on
Meaning: do someone a favour hoping that a favour will be returned
Example: I don't mind helping him out this time, he's scratched my back many times. Read on
Meaning: the family comes first, and one should help their family before helping others
Example: She spends the little money that she earns on social work and neglects her own family, forgetting that charity begins at home. Read on
Meaning: to foster good relationships
Example: A non-governmental organization is engaged in building bridges between different communal groups in the city. Read on