fall over (oneself) to (do something)(redirected from falling over themselves to)
fall over (oneself) to (do something)
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 teacher's pet, falling over himself to impress Mrs. Smith. My parents fell over themselves to try to seem cool to my friends. It was pretty embarrassing, to be honest.