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Fall over backwards   /fɔl ˈoʊvər bˈækwərdz/   Listen
Fall over backwards

Try very hard to please someone.  Synonym: bend over backwards.

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"Fall over backwards" Quotes from Famous Books

... inbred cayuse outlaws. They're treach'rous. Oneriest horses that ever wore hair. Can't gentle 'em—simply can't be done. They've piled me up more times than any horses that run. Sunfishers—the hull of 'em; rare up and fall over backwards. 'Tain't pleasant ridin' a horse like that. Wheel on you quicker'n a weasel; shy clean acrost the road at nothin'; kick—stand up and strike at you in the corral. It's irritatin'. Hard keepers, too. Maybe you've noticed that blue roan ...
— 'Me-Smith' • Caroline Lockhart

Words linked to "Fall over backwards" :   do, act, behave

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