the shirt off your back

the shirt off (one's) back

Anything or everything one owns or has to offer. Those contractors will take the shirt off your back if you hire them. I mean, I paid them an exorbitant amount of money, and look at the shoddy work they did! I'm not surprised that Tammy loaned you money—she would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it.
See also: back, off, shirt

the shirt off your back

People talk about the shirt off your back to emphasize that they mean everything you own. I know you'd be ready to give the shirt off your back for a worthy cause. That woman'll have the shirt off your back.
See also: back, off, shirt

the shirt off your back

your last remaining possessions as offered to another person.
See also: back, off, shirt
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At PS48 adult and PS40 child, the phrase "They will have the shirt off your back" springs to mind.
PARIS: Giving the shirt off your back used to be ultimate sign of generosity.
THEY want the shirt off your back at a Hudders-field pub.
A total of seven races will take place between 12.50pm and 3.50pm but best of all it won't cost the shirt off your back to enjoy a great day out, especially with our super saving 2-for-1 offer.
EVERYScouser knows the famous Liverpool generosity canstretchto giving someone the shirt off your back.
And best of all, it won't cost the shirt off your back to enjoy a great day out, especially with our super saving two-for-one ticket offer.
Best of all, it won't cost the shirt off your back to enjoy a great night out, especially with our super TRIO offer.
BUYINGthe combined numbers on the back of every tryscorer may seem a good way to lose the shirt off your back, but there could be significant value in the Lions shirt supremacy at 30 with Cantor when Taranaki host the tourists in the Yarrow Stadium tomorrow morning, writes Geoffrey Riddle.
If he had taken the shirt off your back, he would soon he enquiring about the vest.
Robin said: "It reminded me of the complaint against the Inland Revenue that they are after the shirt off your back."
Best of all, it won't cost the shirt off your back, especially with our super 2-for-1 restaurant admission offer.
With extortionate prices of tickets, programmes and refreshments, they will take the shirt off your back.
However, Brighton's nudist beach comes in handy when the public want even the shirt off your back.
A MERSEYSIDE company wants to take the shirt off your back.