Meaning of “bend/lean over backwards” in the English Dictionary

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"bend/lean over backwards" in British English

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bend/lean over backwards

C1 to try very hard to do something:

I've been bending over backwards trying to help you, and this is all the thanks I get!

(Definition of “bend/lean over backwards” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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