Definition of charity begins at home in English:

charity begins at home

phrase

proverb
  • A person's first responsibility is for the needs of their own family and friends.

    • ‘And since charity begins at home, Vicky enlisted the help of her 57-year-old mum Glenys, who is also the grandmother of three youngsters.’
    • ‘I have always believed that charity begins at home.’
    • ‘Surely, everybody knows that charity begins at home.’
    • ‘If charity begins at home, it also begins at an early age.’
    • ‘It's time for the authorities to remember that charity begins at home and to encourage and support the businessmen and women who see their trade threatened.’
    • ‘Introduce fairness into this society of ours and remember that charity begins at home.’
    • ‘They say charity begins at home, but for these two boys it started in the garage.’
    • ‘As Bhisho residents we would like to remind him that it is even written in the Bible that charity begins at home.’