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...:
: "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.