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head over heels (adv.)

1726, "a curious perversion" [Weekley] of Middle English heels over head (late 14c.) "somersault fashion," hence "recklessly." Head (n.) and heels long have been paired in alliterative phrases in English, and the whole image also was in classical Latin (per caput pedesque ire).

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Definitions of head over heels

head over heels (adv.)
in disorderly haste;
we ran head over heels toward the shelter
Synonyms: heels over head / topsy-turvy / topsy-turvily / in great confusion
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