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bend over backward(s)

1. Literally, to lean backwards. I'm so sore after bending over backwards and doing all those weird stretches at yoga this morning.
See also: bend, over
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bend

/lean over backward
To make an effort greater than is required.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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In this paper, the component under consideration is an ultrasmall bending radius elbow made of 304 stainless steel.
The multiple step incremental air bending forming and springback processes have been simulated.
The bending force sensed at the push bar was normalized with the area harvested within a one-second duration.
For tube bending, the software automatically extracts key manufacturing information such as bend angles and rotations from a native SolidWorks model or a common CAD file such as STEP, IGES or ParaSolid and creates the bend table for immediate use on a CNC bending machine, as well as the XYZ coordinates and a 2D drawing of the modeled tube.
Optical power losses due to bending are is important in communication system due to the diminishing of link optical margin.
Pertinent data: Five different machines are available for integration into the automated bending cell, offering differing press forces, bending lengths, and installation heights.
Key words: rubber pad bending, non-rigid die, spherical stress tensor, spring-back angle
The all-electric machine features a servomotor-based architecture that allows precision bending at very slow speeds.
An innovative wood bending technology has been developed by the University of Melbourne, within the Cooperative Research Centre for Wood Innovations, which involves the microwave softening of wood components to make them pliable for bending, the use of an automated bending machine, and microwave drying of bent furniture components.
Saudi Steel Pipe Company (SSP) recently opened its new induction bending facility in the Second Industrial City of Dammam, adjacent to its pipe mill facility.
In 2000 scientists first described materials that could do the reverse bending trick.
As fiber is installed in the last mile of these networks, it is subject to a greater degree of bending, since it is being installed in smaller distribution cabinets and more compact fiber-management systems.