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.'
- Stephen Warwick, Newcastle Upon Tyne BANKS used to bend over backwards to help customers with a mortgage.
LIVERPOOL City Council's decision to bend over backwards for asylum seekers seems to be paying dividends.
Well, her impressive display of gymnastics proved she's prepared to bend over backwards - quite literally - to give us a good show.