The definition of hand holding is an expression meaning providing someone with guidance, assistance, encouragement or aid and support to lessen anxiety.
An example of hand holding is a providing information and answering questions to help a new employee.
the providing of attentive support or instruction, as to calm or lessen anxiety or fear
(countable and uncountable, plural handholdings)
- Holding hands.
- (by extension, of a couple) Deeply and ostentatiously in love.