Meaning: generosity to the point of giving what little you have. Meaning.
Rewrite 1: give your last ounce of water
Rewrite 2: give the shoes off your feet
Rewrite 3: give your last clean shirt
Rewrite 4: give the tien3 from round your neck
Comment: Think “what do I have only one left of” or “what can I least afford to part with,” and you get some idea of the sacrifice that’s implied in this cliché.
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