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bend over backwards (to do something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbend over backwards (to do something)bend over backwards (to do something)TRY TO DO OR GET somethingto try very hard to be helpful We bent over backwards to finish it on time. bend
Examples from the Corpus
bend over backwards (to do something)You should bend over backwards to avoid bitter personal rows and the holding of grudges.The authors, however, bend over backwards to avoid consideration of that particular class scenario.They also needed to stop rationalizing the problem to themselves and bending over backwards to be fair.The Gallery is also bending over backwards to boost attendance, and in doing so is rather alarmingly bowing to populist pressures.Outside the trees are bending over backwards to please the wind: the shining sword grass flattens on its belly.
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