head over heels


Definition of head over heels

1a : in or as if in a somersault : helter-skelter
2 : very much : deeply head over heels in love

Examples of head over heels in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Owners Faye and Jeff Farley fell head over heels for the animals after visiting an alpaca farm in the summer of 1994, Faye Farley said. Joshua Gunter, cleveland, "Medina County alpaca farm is perfect adventure for fall day (adorable photos)," 16 Oct. 2020 In a blink of an eye, Hannah is still in the chapel but talking to Rebecca, who is head over heels about Peter. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "The Haunting of Bly Manor," 13 Oct. 2020 When Newey came, Carlos Valdez gave him a $20 tip, and told him that the Internet had fallen head over heels for him, and the community had a surprise for him. Washington Post, "A family raised $20,000 in tips for their 89-year-old pizza deliveryman," 30 Sep. 2020 Well, the dog was indifferent toward the kitten, but my wife and I fell head over heels for it. Jim Kubuske, cleveland, "This Mustang’s engine really did purr like a kitten: Send us your pet rescue stories," 3 Sep. 2020 This toddler is falling head over heels for her family. Fox News, "Texas toddler is too happy to see her dad after school, falls while running toward him in adorable video," 2 Sep. 2020 Hard to believe it's been 40 years, but anyone who remembers the band should fall head over heels once again. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'The Go-Go's' documentary will make you fall head over heels again," 30 July 2020 The Philippines is head over heels for American comedy, comedian Jo Koy tells EW. Omar Sanchez, EW.com, "Jo Koy takes you on a jeepney ride in In His Elements comedy special exclusive clip," 11 June 2020 There are also bodily functions and familiar feelings that are associated with being head over heels. Maria Del Russo, Woman's Day, "Here’s What Being In Love Should Look and Feel Like, According to Experts," 30 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of head over heels

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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23 Oct 2020

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“Head over heels.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20over%20heels. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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