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to be head over heels

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Choose the correct definition : a, b or c.

a) to be in love

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If someone is ’head over heels’, they are deeply in love with someone or something.

French translation

être follement amoureux de quelqu’un, tomber fou amoureux de quelque chose

How NOT to translate : *avoir la tête sur les talons


Examples in context

‘Unspoilt Italy : fall head over heel for Puglia’s Salento region’

Wild beaches, seriously tempting food and wine, affordable prices – and few tourists – await those who venture to Salento, the sun-kissed south of Puglia at the heel of Italy’s boot.

The tables are filling up fast tonight in Gustavo Braceria. Carmela moves between the groups of diners, greeting them like old friends. Her relaxed demeanour conceals a flurry of activity as she passes from one table to another, directing staff to bring forth bags of bread, bottles of wine and a succession of dishes concocted by her husband Gigi, the chef.

The Guardian, 25 April 2014


‘The most insane new U.S. roller coasters’

‘You’ll flip head over heels for this summer’s bumper crop of new roller coasters." "It’s going to be a crazy good year," says Dave Lipnicky, an economist and volunteer public relations director for American Coaster Enthusiasts, an international group with 5,000 members.’

CNN, 24th April 2014


Everyday usage

He fell head over heels in love with the pretty estate agent.

The new client was head over heels in love with the flower arrangements for the wedding.

b) to fall over

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c) to hate someone

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