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Difference between Give one’s arm to someone and Give one’s hand to someone

give one’s arm to someone—(also: offer one’s arm to someone) allow a person to walk arm-in-arm or lean on one’s arm:

  • He turned his back on Alfred, gave his arm to Mrs. Langham and advanced into the hotel.

give one’s hand to someone—(of a woman) agree to marry a man:

  • He fails, however, to win Miss Lillerton, who gives her hand to a smooth young curate instead.