bend over backwards

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Verb1.bend over backwards - try very hard to please someonebend over backwards - try very hard to please someone; "She falls over backwards when she sees her mother-in-law"
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
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We want to listen to what investors are saying; we want to listen to what the private sector is saying; I want to see in what ways we can bend over backwards to accommodate what they are saying so that we can achieve our objectives.
Bendy bombshell Zlata, 27, can use a computer while doing a handstand, deliver a presentation with her head tucked between her legs and bend over backwards to create a table.
If you want to bend over backwards to be courteous to other road users then do it for those of us on two wheels.
LIVERPOOL City Council's decision to bend over backwards for asylum seekers seems to be paying dividends.