generous to a fault

generous to a fault

Cliché too generous; overly generous. My favorite uncle is generous to a fault. Sallyalways generous to a fault—gave away her lunch to a homeless man.
See also: fault, generous
References in classic literature ?
But true as steel, and high-minded and generous to a fault.
He was generous to a fault and wouldn't see anyone struggle if he could help, no matter what it took.
Betty Sizemore is kind and generous to a fault,'' Zellweger observes.
Says Zellweger of her character: ``Betty Sizemore is kind and generous to a fault.
The mother is often portrayed as being warm and loving, generous to a fault, and wise enough to realize her daughter's need for an independent identity.