Synonyms for head over heels

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He put his shoulder to it like a little fool and went in head over heels.

Head over heels he went as the pistol exploded for the second time.

His mother sick and head over heels in debt to the Waldstrickers!

I grappled his arm, and the recoil of it flung me head over heels.

It was right in my path and I tumbled into it, literally, head over heels.

It turned them head over heels, and swept them up the shingly shore.

And several times he managed to throw Peter head over heels.

At the end of the afternoon Skippy was head over heels in love.

The doctor who was just here keeps humming 'Head over heels.'

If you shake your fist at me again, I'll pitch you head over heels into that snowdrift.

WORD ORIGIN

1771, "a curious perversion" [Weekley] of Middle English heels over head. Head (n.) and heels have been paired in alliterative phrases since at least c.1400, and the whole image also was in classical Latin (per caput pedesque ire).

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