bend over backwards
phrasal see bend over backward II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bend over backwards — If someone bends over backwards, they do everything they can to help someone …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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

  • bend over backwards —    If someone bends over backwards, they do everything they can to help someone.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you bend over backwards, you try very hard to do something, especially to please somebody.     The manager bent over… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bend over backwards — to try very hard. We want your business and will bend over backwards to keep it. Usage notes: usually used to describe efforts to help or please someone Related vocabulary: fall all over yourself to do something …   New idioms dictionary

  • bend over backwards — do anything to help, try to please, go the extra mile    They ll bend over backwards to find a room for you. They give excellent service …   English idioms

  • bend over backwards — bend/lean over backwards (to do something) British, American & Australian, Australian to try very hard to do something, especially to help or please someone else. Banks are bending over backwards to help those in difficulties …   New idioms dictionary

  • bend over backwards — verb To make a great effort; to take extraordinary care; to go to great lengths. They bent over backwards to make sure everything was just right for the visit …   Wiktionary

  • bend over backwards — Synonyms and related words: be careful, be cautious, be fair, be just, do justice to, exercise care, give and take, handle with gloves, have a care, lean over backwards, redress a wrong, remedy an injustice, see justice done, shoot straight with …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bend over backwards — informal we ve bent over backwards to give you a second chance Syn: try one s hardest, do one s best, do one s utmost, do all one can, give one s all, make every effort; informal do one s damnedest, go all out, pull out all the stops, bust a gut …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bend over backwards — take extra precaution, make an enormous effort, go the extra mile (to see that something gets done) …   English contemporary dictionary

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