lean over backwards
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see bend over backwards.
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Words nearby lean over backwards
lean-faced, leangle, leaning, Leaning Tower of Pisa, lean on, lean over backwards, leant, lean-to, leap, leap day, leapfrog
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How to use lean over backwards in a sentence
Neither does the judge lean over backwards in the other direction and imprison the contractor because he is a friend of the boss.The Man in Court|Frederic DeWitt Wells
"Some folks's so durned straight that they lean over backwards," said Shorty impatiently.Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6)|John McElroy