head over heels
Completely, thoroughly, as in They fell head over heels in love. This expression originated in the 1300s as heels over head and meant literally being upside down. It took its present form in the 1700s and its present meaning in the 1800s.
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To me you are just a girl I'd be head-over-heels in love with if I were a man.Shifting Sands|Sara Ware Bassett
I should have hated to have you head-over-heels in love with a pretty woman, even for a short time.
I've only known her half a dozen hours, and I'm head-over-heels in love with her already.Aurora Floyd, Vol. I (of 3)|M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
The Candidate (with a look as if he would send the Landed-proprietor head-over-heels to Oestanvik).The Home|Fredrika Bremer
Head-over-heels she has started another—why, that's funny—give us your bow and arrow, you green grocer—twang!