I am looking for another idiomatic expression for "bend over backwards" to help others.

  • Although idiom requests are on-topic on ELU (and not Linguistics, where this came from), the question needs a good deal more content. Please see the tag info for phrase requests for some general points for this type of question. – Andrew Leach Oct 5 '17 at 17:24
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    "Extend oneself" might be possible, as might "put oneself out" or "go the extra mile". I've also heard the highly colloquial "bust a gut" used quite often. – BillJ Oct 5 '17 at 17:58
  • Go above and beyond. – moonstar Oct 7 '17 at 16:18

"Give the shirt off his/her back" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/give+the+shirt+off+back

Fig. to give anything that is asked for, no matter the sacrifice required. Tom would give any of his old army buddies the shirt off his back. You can always count on Mark when you're in trouble; he'd give you the shirt off his back.

"Generous to a fault" https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/to+a+fault

Excessively, extremely, as in He was generous to a fault. This phrase, always qualifying an adjective, has been so used since the mid-1700s. Indeed, Oliver Goldsmith had this precise usage in The Life of Richard Nash (1762).

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