give the shirt off one's back

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

To act in a very generous and selfless manner. I'm not surprised that Tammy loaned you money—she would give anyone the shirt off her back.
See also: back, give, off, shirt

give the shirt off one's back

Give anything and everything one possesses. For example, Tom is truly generous-he'll give you the shirt off his back. This hyperbolic idiom was first recorded in 1771.
See also: back, give, off, shirt
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