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Meaning of "lean over backwards" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LEAN OVER BACKWARDS

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEAN OVER BACKWARDS

leakproof
leaky
leal
leally
lealty
leam
Leamington Spa
lean
lean manufacturing
lean on
lean-burn
lean-burn engine
lean-to
Leander
leaning
Leaning Tower of Pisa
leanly
leanness
leant
leap

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEAN OVER BACKWARDS

afterwards
ass-backwards
backwards
bend over backwards
boards
downwards
eastwards
Edwards
forwards
homewards
inwards
landwards
northwards
onwards
outwards
rearwards
rewards
rightwards
southwards
towards
upwards

Synonyms and antonyms of lean over backwards in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «lean over backwards» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEAN OVER BACKWARDS

Find out the translation of lean over backwards to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lean over backwards from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lean over backwards» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

俯身向下
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inclinarse hacia atrás
570 millions of speakers

English

lean over backwards
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीछे की ओर झुक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تميل أكثر إلى الوراء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наклониться назад
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

inclinar-se para trás
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিছন দিকে উপর ঝুঁকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pencher vers l´arrière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersandar ke belakang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lehnen nach hinten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

後方に傾く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뒤로 기댈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mimpin liwat mundur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghiêng về phía sau
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்னோக்கி மேல் சாய்வோம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मागील बाजूस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Geriye eğilmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sporgersi all´indietro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przechylić się do tyłu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нахилитися назад
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apleca pe spate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλίνει προς τα πίσω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

leun agteroor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

luta över bakåt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lene seg over bakover
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lean over backwards

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEAN OVER BACKWARDS»

The term «lean over backwards» is normally little used and occupies the 115.470 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEAN OVER BACKWARDS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lean over backwards

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEAN OVER BACKWARDS»

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Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism, and Other ...
... it is possible that our phrase "to bend over backward" was originally to "to bind over backward," indicating an even greater degree of suffering, pain, and deformation. However, the phrase is also found in the form of "lean over backwards.
Lennard J. Davis, 2002
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
See trot, n., 4. lean over backwards. Later C.20 predominant form of fall over backwards (since ca. 1945), to go beyond the normal and the expected in order to show how honourably disinterested or how honest or upright one is: coll. 'We leant ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
... reed Lean over: To bend * He leaned over the window to get a better view Lean over backwards: Be accommodative; make every effort * He leaned over back- wards to please his old friend at the cost of his own comforts * He leant over ...
Shori, A K, 2010
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
2 to put pressure on someone or something to get what you want ♢ The Spanish teacher had to lean on the school principal to get new textbooks for the class. lean over backwards to try very hard; = bend over backwards ♢ She and her staff will ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
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Creativity: Ethics and Excellence in Science
Thus, in reporting experiments scientists should lean over backwards to identify alternative explanations for the results and also provide all information that can aid other researchers.8 Only rigorous truthfulness ensures trustworthiness, ...
Mike W. Martin, 2007
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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
... one, referring to the timbers ofa wooden ship springing out of position andso letting inwater. lean lean over backwards: see bend over backwards at BACKWARDS. leap a leap in the dark a daring step or enterprise Whose consequences are ...
John Ayto, 2010
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Idioms in the News - 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples
Sometimes the phrase still conveys that meaning ("The customer was impolite but he bent over backward to please her.") but now it often describes action that is simply difficult or inconvenient. Lean over backwards, less common in American ...
Peter Bengelsdorf
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What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: An Illustrated Guide to ...
To bend over backwards means to try as hard as you possibly can to do something, usually to please or help someone. People sometimes say to “lean over backwards”. Example “He has to be really careful about the food he eats, because he ...
Jude Welton, 2004
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Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage
In the fixed expressions bend (or lean) over backwards, backwards and forwards, and to know backwards, backward is only found occasionally outside AmE: He'll bend over backwards to please a client—M. Bail, AusE 1975 /An eclectic ...
Robert Allen, 2008
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The Good Fight Continues
A high ranking oYcer, whose name I cannot give, who is interested in my case helpfully suggested that I lean over backwards to prove that I am not a Red because I fought for Loyalist Spain. He hinted that that would help him help me get ...
Peter N. Carroll, Michael Nash, Melvin Small, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEAN OVER BACKWARDS»

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Doc on 1950s-era 'war on gays' premieres
“Our tendency to 'lean over backwards' to rule against a homosexual is simply a manifestation of the revulsion which homosexuality inspires in ... «Washington Blade, Jun 15»
2
In America's past, a culture of animus against federal workers
“Our tendency to 'lean over backwards' to rule against a homosexual is simply a manifestation of the revulsion which homosexuality inspires in ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
3
How China grew desperate to conceal its power from the world
“With all the criticism and suspicion that this all a big cover for Chinese power, Beijing will lean over backwards to adhere to best practice,” says ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
4
Sweeping school choice bill passes Senate panel
“When I was principal or school superintendent, I would lean over backwards to help parents get their choice,” he said while discussing the ... «TBO.com, Mar 15»
5
Judge in Hernandez trial described as tough but fair
“From what I know of Susan, she's going to lean over backwards not to favor one side over the other.” During her confirmation hearings in 1993, ... «Boston Globe, Feb 15»
6
Yellen expected to have a steady hand, June is still the date for hike
The EC is set to lean over backwards now that Greece has stepped back in line, even without a tie. Comedian John Oliver dissed Varoufakis for ... «FXStreet, Feb 15»
7
Thatcher and FitzGerald's personalities left mark on Anglo-Irish talks
He “intended to lean over backwards at the joint press conference following the agreement to say things helpful to the Unionists”. He hoped the ... «Irish Times, Dec 14»
8
Yadier Molina will receive big fine, but no ban, for umpire shove in …
Joe Buck, has to lean over backwards to keep from appearing the Cards are His Home team, He has a Restaurant. in St Louis , He has to be ... «CBSSports.com, Oct 14»
9
UK Woman Who Reported Muslim Pedophilia Forced Into “Diversity …
[British] police forces lean over backwards to avoid the accusation of racism, while social workers will hesitate to intervene in any case in which ... «The New American, Sep 14»
10
Re A, B and C [2014] EWFC 28
I stress to the parents that courts lean over backwards to keep children in their natural families, so long as it is safe and in the interests of the ... «Family Law, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lean over backwards [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lean-over-backwards>. Jul 2020 ».
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