phrasal verb: to bend over backwards

To bend over backwards essentially means to go over the top in doing something for someone. “To go over the top” means to do everything you can possibly do to help someone and it’s not easy or fun for you to do.

Ex:

  1. I’ll help him with his report, but I’m not going to bend over backwards.
  2. She bent over backwards to help me. I really appreciated it.
  3. We bent over backwards to make him comfortable in our home.

 

 

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