fall over (oneself) to (do something)(redirected from fell over 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.