bend over backwards
- Bend over backwardsIf someone bends over backwards, they do everything they can to help someone.
The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.
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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 — phrasal see bend over backward II … New Collegiate Dictionary
bend over backwards — take extra precaution, make an enormous effort, go the extra mile (to see that something gets done) … English contemporary dictionary