fall all over

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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

fall all over yourself (to do something)

also fall over yourself to do something
to put too much energy into something in order to get attention or approval Janice fell all over herself trying to impress my parents.
Usage notes: usually used in a negative way, as in the example
Related vocabulary: bend over backwards
See also: all, fall