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    Default Bend over

    Could you understand the following?

    What is "bend over my backwards"?
    I also didn't get "Words will fail my great appreciation for your cordial criticism on me."

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    Words will fail my great appreciation for your cordial criticism on me. you were just hitting the nail on head! buddy. Frankly, I was born who I am. ( a careless guy) From now on, I will bend over my backwards to be acurate on my postings, and hope to get help from you and all the kind souls here.

    P.S: Pls let me know if there are any careless mistakes in this statement. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Bend over

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Could you understand the following?

    What is "bend over my backwards"?
    I also didn't get "Words will fail my great appreciation for your cordial criticism on me."

    Context:
    Words will fail my great appreciation for your cordial criticism on me. you were just hitting the nail on head! buddy. Frankly, I was born who I am. ( a careless guy) From now on, I will bend over my backwards to be acurate on my postings, and hope to get help from you and all the kind souls here.

    P.S: Pls let me know if there are any careless mistakes in this statement. Thanks!
    Dear,
    bend over my backwards means " to make a great effort,especially in order to be helpful or fair"

    "Words will fail my great appreciation for your cordial criticism on me."
    means that "words are not enough to express my great appreciation for your friendly criticism of me."

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    Default Re: Bend over

    I think the term is "bend over backwards". Go out of your way, go the extra mile ...

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    Default Re: Bend over

    Yep.

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    Default Thank you all.

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