heels\ over\ head

heels\ over\ head
• head over heels
• heels over head
1a. In a somersault; upside down; head first.

It was so dark Bob fell head over heels into a big hole in the ground.

Compare: upside down.
1b. In great confusion or in great disorder; hastily.

The children all tried to come in the door at once, head over heels.

Compare: topsy-turvy
2. informal Completely; deeply.

He was head over heels in debt.

She was head over heels in love.


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