generous to a fault

generous to a fault

Prone to generosity, perhaps excessively so. Of course you gave Sean money again—you're generous to a fault.
See also: fault, generous

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
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He was generous to a fault and wouldn't see anyone struggle if he could help, no matter what it took.
Simon, 34, said: 'He was selfless, generous to a fault, and would do anything for anyone.
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.