fall over yourself to do something


fall over yourself to do something
fall over yourself to do something phrase
to be very enthusiastic about doing something
Thesaurus: become excitedsynonym
Main entry: fall

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ˌfall ˈover yourself to do sth derived
(informal) to try very hard or want very much to do sth

He was falling over himself to be nice to me.

Main entry:fallderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fall over yourself to do something — fall over (yourself to do something) British, American & Australian, American to be very eager to do something. They were falling over themselves to be helpful. (usually in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall over yourself to do something — to be very enthusiastic about doing something …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall over — (yourself to do something) British, American & Australian, American to be very eager to do something. They were falling over themselves to be helpful. (usually in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 — 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 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