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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!
Translations of “bend/lean over backwards”
in Chinese (Traditional) 竭力,盡力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竭力,尽力…
(Definition of bend/lean over backwards from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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