fall all over oneself
or fall over oneself or fall over backward phrasal to display great or excessive eagerness

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fall (all) over oneself — idi fall (all) over oneself, to behave with excessive deference; toady …   From formal English to slang

  • fall over oneself — phrasal see fall all over oneself …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fall — [fôl] vi. fell, fallen, falling [ME fallen < OE feallan, to fall, akin to Ger fallen < IE base * phol , to fall > Lith púolu, to fall] I to come down by the force of gravity; drop; descend 1. to come down because detached, pushed,… …   English World dictionary

  • fall — /fawl/, v., fell, fallen, falling, n. v.i. 1. to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support. 2. to come or drop down suddenly to a lower position, esp. to leave a standing or erect position… …   Universalium

  • fall — [[t]fɔl[/t]] v. fell, fall•en, fall•ing, n. 1) to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support 2) to come or drop down suddenly to a lower position, esp. to leave a standing or erect position… …   From formal English to slang

  • fall over backward — phrasal see fall all over oneself …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fall — [c]/fɔl / (say fawl) verb (fell, fallen, falling) –verb (i) 1. to descend from a higher to a lower place or position through loss or lack of support; drop. 2. to come down suddenly from a standing or erect position: to fall on one s knees. 3. to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fall — v 1. descend, come or go down, drop down, gravitate, sink; slip, slide, backslide; trip, trip over one s own feet, stumble, fall down, take a spill, tumble; go head over heels, pitch, plunge, plummet, dive, take a nosedive; drop, plop, plump, Inf …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • To come up the tackle fall — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Fall (novel) — infobox Book | name = The Fall title orig = La Chute translator = Justin O Brien image caption = Vintage International s 1991 reissue of Justin O Brien s translation of The Fall . author = Albert Camus illustrator = cover artist = country =… …   Wikipedia

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