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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In my 25 years of representing this segment of the lab services delivery system, I have found that bench personnel are not only dedicated professionals but also the kind of people who would give the shirt off their backs to help a stranger in need.
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