fall\ over\ oneself
- • fall over backwards• fall over oneselfv. 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". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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fall over oneself to do — ► fall over oneself to do informal be excessively eager to do. Main Entry: ↑fall … English terms dictionary
fall over oneself — phrasal or fall over backward : to display great or excessive eagerness fell over themselves in their efforts to accommodate the new administration Atlantic juries fell over backward in favor of progressive art Aline B. Saarinen * * * fall over… … Useful english dictionary
fall over oneself — phrasal see fall all over oneself … New Collegiate Dictionary
fall over oneself — verb To be unusually enthusiastic. Catholic families in the town were falling over themselves in their anxiety to invite the young Franciscans to come and sit in their parlors and be made much of, with cookies and soft drinks … Wiktionary
fall over oneself — be extremely eager to do something or please someone They fell over themselves in their effort to please their host … Idioms and examples
Fall over oneself — 1. become confused in attempting to take some action; 2. be excessively enthusiastic … Dictionary of Australian slang
fall over oneself — Australian Slang 1. become confused in attempting to take some action; 2. be excessively enthusiastic … English dialects glossary
fall over oneself — Be very eager … A concise dictionary of English slang
fall over oneself to do something — informal be excessively eager to do something. → fall … English new terms dictionary
fall over oneself to do something — informal be excessively eager to do something critics and audiences fell over themselves to compliment him … Useful english dictionary