give (someone) the shirt off one's back

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

informal
: to do anything to help (someone) She'd give me the shirt off her back if I ever needed help.

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“Give (someone) the shirt off one's back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20the%20shirt%20off%20one%27s%20back. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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