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 trying to get the new girl's attention.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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 — 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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