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I dont know how to describe it properly. I just translated what description to English that I use in my native language (Bangla/বাংলা)

The situation is like this, some people always needs other help to do thing. They seek help for every little steps. If you aggregate the helps you'll find that they didn't do anything by themselves. Some people always helps them to do every small task.

For example, Robert asks Andrew how to post question on http://english.stackexchange.com/. Then he asks where to type title even though the Title input label is seen very clearly. After that Robert will ask "Hey Andrew, Could you tell me some good title sentences that I can put here?" it goes on. You'll see Robert is not actually asking question. He is asking too many details that it makes Andrew do the whole task.

My question is how do Andrew tell, "I can not feed you every time by my own hand" ? Is there any single word? any Idiom?

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I think the idiom you are looking for is:

I can't keep spoon-feeding you forever.

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I think what you are looking for is hand-holding:

: solicitous attention, support, or instruction

This is more general. If you are indeed looking specifically for something about food, Jim is spot-on. You could also consider this Chinese proverb:

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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Spoon-feeding applies more generally than just in the context of food. I might as well say that if OP is talking about assisting a small child in their first attempts to walk then you are spot-on. I think really though that hand-holding applies when you are performing some actions for someone while spoon-feeding applies when providing answers or information –  Jim Mar 24 '12 at 4:23
    
@Jim Thats a great. why not you put it in answer? –  Shiplu Mar 24 '12 at 5:11

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