fall over oneself
phrasal see fall all over oneself

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 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 — 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 — ► fall over oneself to do informal be excessively eager to do. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

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