bend over backwards (to do something)

bend over backwards (to do something)
bend over backwards (to do something) informal phrase
to do everything you can to help

I bent over backwards to make it easier for her and she didn’t even notice.

Thesaurus: to help someonesynonym
Main entry: bend

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bend/lean over ˈbackwards (to do sth) idiom
to make a great effort, especially in order to be helpful or fair

I've bent over backwards to help him.

Main entry:backwardsidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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