lean 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.


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  • lean over backwards — see under ↑back1 • • • Main Entry: ↑lean …   Useful english dictionary

  • lean over backwards — idiom * * * …   Universalium

  • lean over backwards — idiom …   English World dictionary

  • lean over backwards — to try very hard. She and her staff will lean over backwards to see that you are satisfied with their services. Usage notes: usually used to describe efforts to help or please someone Related vocabulary: fall all over yourself to do something …   New idioms dictionary

  • lean over backwards —  Go to great lengths (usu. to be helpful) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • lean over backwards to do something — 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

  • lean over backwards (to do something) — bend/lean over ˈbackwards (to do sth) idiom to make a great effort, especially in order to be helpful or fair • I ve bent over backwards to help him. Main entry: ↑backwardsidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bend (or fall or lean) over backwards — informal make every effort, especially to be fair or helpful. → backwards …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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


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