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Dictionary of American idioms
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give of oneself

give of oneself
to be generous with one's time and concern. •

Tom is very good with children because he gives of himself.

If you want to have more friends, you have to learn to give of yourself.

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{v. phr.}, {literary} To give your time and effort to help others. * /You should give of yourself sometimes./ * /During World War II, Governor Baldwin gave of himself by sweeping the halls of a hospital every afternoon./

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