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Sandy Your Questions About Heels Over Head

Sandy asks…

What is head over heels?

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Head over heels (in love)
to be in love with someone very much It’s obvious that they’re head over heels in love with each other.
Often used with fall to describe the beginning of a relationship: They met at a nightclub and instantly fell head over heels for one another.

Laura Your Questions About Heels Over Head

Laura asks…

What does the saying “head over heels’ mean?

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Etymology

Emerged in the 14th century as “heels over head”, which is more literally accurate, as “head over heels” is the more standard state of being. “Heels over head” evolved into “head over heels” in common use departing its literal meaning, probably for reasons of phrasal elegance.

1. Tumbling upside down.

She tripped and rolled head over heels down the hill.

2. At top speed; frantically.

Hearing the noise in the dark, the children ran head over heels back home.

3. Hopelessly smitten.

He was head over heels in love with the girl next door.

Http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/head_over_heels

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/head+over+heels

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