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fall head over heels

1. To fall down and tumble, especially in a clumsy or violent fashion. My poor sister just fell head over heels on the ice out there! I hope she isn't hurt!
2. To be completely enamored of someone, typically a new romantic partner. Oh, I know he's fallen head over heels in love with Christina—he won't stop gushing about her! We used to be head over heels, but now we just annoy each other most of the time.
See also: fall, head, heel, over
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fall head over heels

Fig. to fall down, perhaps turning over or rolling. Fred tripped on the rug and fell head over heels into the center of the room. Slow down or you will fall down—head over heels.
See also: fall, head, heel, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fall head over heels

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fall head over heels in love

COMMON If you fall head over heels or fall head over heels in love, you fall suddenly and deeply in love with someone. It was obvious that Alan had fallen head over heels in love with Veronica. When I was 18, I fell head over heels for my first `proper' boyfriend, Alex. Note: You can also say that someone is head over heels or is head over heels in love. It's plain from the sheepish tone in Colin's voice that he's head over heels. You have to remember that I was head over heels in love with Bill. Note: Until the late 18th century this expression was `heels over head', which refers to someone doing a somersault.
See also: fall, head, heel, over
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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