Bend over Backwards | Phrase Definition, Origin & Examples

Interesting fact about Bend over Backwards

Unless you are extremely flexible, actually bending over backwards is quite a feat. It’s not at all surprising that the origin of the idiom “bend over backwards” is in gymnastics. The term was used as early as 920 CE to compare the athletic act of back bending with an expenditure of effort to ensure that something went as planned.

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