would give (someone) the shirt off (one's) back

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would give (someone) the shirt off (one's) back

Is very generous and selfless. I'm not surprised that Tammy loaned you money—she would give anyone the shirt off her back.
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Friends described Nick Coyne as an amazing philanthropist, a loyal friend and devoted father, who would give the shirt off his back to a person in need.
WORCESTER -- Known across Shrewsbury as a young man so generous and kind that he would give the shirt off his back, Andy Reese's legacy has him doing just that, posthumously, through a small army of volunteers who have taken his spirit to heart.
"When not consumed by the life that had engulfed him in recent years he was generous and would give the shirt off his back."
MAGPIES legend Peter Beardsley would give the shirt off his back for a Toon fan - and even his coat.
Steven, a man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it, will be remembered lovingly by all who had the opportunity to know him.
John Natoli would give the shirt off his back for someone.''
"He would give the shirt off his back so somebody would not have to go without,'' Mr.
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