fall over backwards

or[fall over oneself] {v. phr.} To do everything you can to please someone; try very hard to satisfy someone. * /The hotel manager fell over backwards to give the movie star everything she wanted./ * /The boys fell over themselves trying to get the new girl's attention./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • fall\ over\ backwards — • fall over backwards • fall over oneself v. phr. To do everything you can to please someone; try very hard to satisfy someone. The hotel manager fell over backwards to give the movie star everything she wanted. The boys fell over themselves… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fall over backwards — verb try very hard to please someone She falls over backwards when she sees her mother in law • Syn: ↑bend over backwards • Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑behave, ↑do • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall over backwards —    If you fall over backwards to accomplish something, you do everything you possibly can to please and impress.     Sally s mother fell over backwards to make her wedding reception a memorable event …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fall over backwards — or[fall over oneself] {v. phr.} To do everything you can to please someone; try very hard to satisfy someone. * /The hotel manager fell over backwards to give the movie star everything she wanted./ * /The boys fell over themselves trying to get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall over backwards —  Go to considerable lengths (usu. to help) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • fall\ over\ oneself — • fall over backwards • fall over oneself v. phr. To do everything you can to please someone; try very hard to satisfy someone. The hotel manager fell over backwards to give the movie star everything she wanted. The boys fell over themselves… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fall over yourself — See: FALL OVER BACKWARDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall over yourself — See: FALL OVER BACKWARDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall\ over\ yourself — See: fall over backwards …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bend over backwards — verb try very hard to please someone She falls over backwards when she sees her mother in law • Syn: ↑fall over backwards • Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑behave, ↑do • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

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