take the shirt off (one's) back

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take the shirt off (one's) back

To unscrupulously take large quantities of money from one and cause one hardship. Those contractors will take the shirt off your back if you hire them. I mean, I paid them an exorbitant amount for shoddy work.
See also: back, off, shirt, take
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But if Newcastle United striker Ba is happy to be linked to such legends, he has little interest in taking the shirt off their back.
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