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Re: Please help solve an argument...

Posted by Bookworm on November 08, 2002

In Reply to: Please help solve an argument... posted by anthony austin on November 08, 2002

: Is the correct expression...

: "Off your own back...:
: or
: "Off your own bat..."

The phrase I know is "to give one the shirt off one's own back". This means to be of a very generous nature and going to great lengths to help others.