To go heels over head


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To go heels over head to turn over so as to bring the heels uppermost; hence, to move in a inconsiderate, or rash, manner.
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In literature:

There are also funny little bears who go head-over-heels to make people look at them.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Everything was to go at full speed, you see, but the oar slipped and Karsten went head over heels into the water.
"What Happened to Inger Johanne" by Dikken Zwilgmeyer
No horse could put his best pace forward without going head over heels, to a dead certainty.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
Ah, I see I shall never do it, unless I go head-over-heels at once, as you said when you taught me to swim.
"Tom Brown at Rugby" by Thomas Hughes
I had to go head over heels into the beggar's life.
"Tramping with Tramps" by Josiah Flynt