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lean over backwards

Slang definitions & phrases for lean over backwards

bend over backwards

verb phrase

To make every effort; strive mightily; GO OUT OF one's WAY: I bent over backwards trying to be fair ( first form 1940s+, second form 1920s+)

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bend over backwards

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • "Some folks's so durned straight that they lean over backwards," said Shorty impatiently.

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lean over backwards

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