help out

[help out] {v.} 1. To be helpful or useful; help sometimes orsomewhat.

Mr. Smith helps out with the milking on the farm.

Tomhelps out in the store after school.

2. To help (someone) especiallyin a time of need; aid; assist.

Jane is helping out Mother byminding the baby.

When John couldn't add the numbers, the teacherhelped him out.