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, to
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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, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Thanks to Gwen Moritz for her Editor's Note about my friend Jennings Osborne ("Generous to a Fault," June 11).
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