fall all over


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fall all over (one)

To give someone an inordinate amount of attention, affection, or praise. I can't stand the way everyone falls all over her whenever she walks into the room. I know that it's a petty problem, but having fans falling all over me wherever I go has gotten pretty tiresome.
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fall all over (oneself)

To expend an inordinate amount of energy or effort to do something, especially as a means of gaining attention or approval. John is such a brownnoser, falling all over himself to impress the teacher. My parents fell all over themselves trying to seem cool to me and my friends. It was pretty embarrassing, to be honest.
See also: all, fall

fall all over someone

Fig. to give a lot of attention, affection, or praise to someone. My aunt falls all over me whenever she comes to visit. I hate for someone to fall all over me. It embarrasses me.
See also: all, fall