To have a big heart, to give generously


  • It is a self-explanatory expression of 18th century. If you find a needy person on the road in the cold weather without a shirt, you will take your own shirt off to help him and would lend your shirt to him as it would mark your greatness. In the same way , today if you do any act which shows your kindness and generosity, it would be like “giving the shirt off your back” to someone.

In the time of need, he is always found giving the shirt off his back that is why people just love him.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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