a hand on = hit someone
If you ever try to lay
a hand on me, I'll hurt you.
a hand on a child.
off / (be or get) laid off = to lose a job because business is
Even though he was a good worker, he was
laid off because the company wasn't doing very well. (passive voice)
lend a hand = help
When Tom couldn't fix the printing press, he asked Jose to lend him a
"Could you lend me a
hand with this?"
for = try to find; search
The pirates spent two years looking for treasure and finally
they found it.
look forward to = to have a good feeling about a future event.
He's been looking forward to seeing the new Batman movie for
look (it) up = to find information
If you need to find a good price on a car, you can look
it up on
You can also look up information in a book.
through = read; read quickly
and with a purpose.
looking though the newspaper
to find a new job.