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give someone the shirt off one's back

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To be extremely generous •Usu in a conditional statement: Open-handed? Why he'd give you the shirt off his back if you needed it (1771+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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