give the shirt off one's back

{v. phr.}, {informal} To give away something or everything that you own. * /He'd give you the shirt off his back./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • give the shirt off one's back — {v. phr.}, {informal} To give away something or everything that you own. * /He d give you the shirt off his back./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ the\ shirt\ off\ one's\ back — v. phr. informal To give away something or everything that you own. He d give you the shirt off his back …   Словарь американских идиом

  • the shirt off one's back — informal one s last remaining possessions we share things we d give our shirt off our back to another …   Useful english dictionary

  • off one's back — {adj. phr.} 1. {informal} Stopped from bothering one; removed as an annoyance or pest. * / Having a kid brother always following me is a nuisance, Mary told her mother. Can t you get him off my back? / * /The singer was so popular with teenagers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off one's back — {adj. phr.} 1. {informal} Stopped from bothering one; removed as an annoyance or pest. * / Having a kid brother always following me is a nuisance, Mary told her mother. Can t you get him off my back? / * /The singer was so popular with teenagers… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off\ one's\ back — adj. phr. 1. informal Stopped from bothering one; removed as an annoyance or pest. Having a kid brother always following me is a nuisance, Mary told her mother. Can t you get him off my back? The singer was so popular with teenagers that he took… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • back — See: BACK OF or IN BACK OF, BEHIND ONE S BACK, BRUSH BACK, COME BACK, CUT BACK, DOUBLE BACK, DRAW BACK, DROP BACK. EYES IN THE BACK OF ONE S HEAD, FADE BACK, FALL BACK, FALL BACK ON, FLANKER BACK. FROM WAY BACK, GET BACK AT, GET ONE S BACK UP,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back — See: back of or in back of, behind one s back, brush back, come back, cut back, double back, draw back, drop back. eyes in the back of one s head, fade back, fall back, fall back on, flanker back, from way back, get back at, get one s back up,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shirt — See: GIVE THE SHIRT OFF ONE S BACK, KEEP ONE S SHIRT ON, LOSE ONE S SHIRT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shirt — See: give the shirt off one s back, keep one s shirt on, lose one s shirt …   Словарь американских идиом


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