fall all over yourself to do something

fall all over yourself to do something
fall all over (yourself) (to (do something)) to put too much energy into something in order to get attention or approval.

Janice fell all over herself trying to impress my parents.

Usage notes: usually used in a negative way, as in the example
Related vocabulary: bend over backwards

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • fall all over yourself to — fall all over (yourself) (to (do something)) to put too much energy into something in order to get attention or approval. Janice fell all over herself trying to impress my parents. Usage notes: usually used in a negative way, as in the example… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall all over (yourself) — (to (do something)) to put too much energy into something in order to get attention or approval. Janice fell all over herself trying to impress my parents. Usage notes: usually used in a negative way, as in the example Related vocabulary: bend… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall all over to do something — fall all over (yourself) (to (do something)) to put too much energy into something in order to get attention or approval. Janice fell all over herself trying to impress my parents. Usage notes: usually used in a negative way, as in the example… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall all over to — fall all over (yourself) (to (do something)) to put too much energy into something in order to get attention or approval. Janice fell all over herself trying to impress my parents. Usage notes: usually used in a negative way, as in the example… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • fall — fall1 [ fɔl ] (past tense fell [ fel ] ; past participle fall|en [ fɔlən ] ) verb intransitive *** ▸ 1 move downward quickly ▸ 2 become lower in amount ▸ 3 change to another state ▸ 4 lose power/control ▸ 5 hang down ▸ 6 belong to group/activity… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fall */*/*/ — I UK [fɔːl] / US [fɔl] verb [intransitive] Word forms fall : present tense I/you/we/they fall he/she/it falls present participle falling past tense fell UK [fel] / US past participle fallen UK [ˈfɔːlən] / US [ˈfɔlən] 1) to move quickly downwards… …   English dictionary

  • fall — 1 verb, past tense fell past participle fallen 1 MOVE DOWNWARDS (I) to move downwards from a higher position to a lower position: The rain had started falling again. (+out of/from/on): Wyatt fell from a second floor window. (+down): I m always… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fall — fall1 W1S1 [fo:l US fo:l] v past tense fell [fel] past participle fallen [ˈfo:lən US ˈfo:l ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move downwards)¦ 2¦(stop standing/walking etc)¦ 3¦(decrease)¦ 4¦(become)¦ 5¦(belong to a group)¦ 6 fall short of something 7 fall victim/prey… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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