|bend over backwards
||do anything to help, try to please, go the extra mile
||They'll bend over backwards to find a room for you. They give excellent service.
|bend the rules
||change the rules to help, look the other way
||Ed won't accept late reports. He won't bend the rules.
|bend your ear
||ask you to listen, buttonhole you
||Carl, can I bend your ear for a minute? I have some news.
|bend your elbow
||drink beer or liquor, tip a few
||Your eyes look red and tired. Bend your elbow last night?
|benefit of the doubt
||(See the benefit of the doubt)
||very upset, very worried, at loose ends
||She was beside herself with grief when her sister died.
|beside the point
||off topic, not related, irrelevant
||The brand of cigarette is beside the point. Smoking is the issue.
|best foot forward
||(See put your best foot forward)
|best interests at heart
||thinking of a person's needs, in mind
||When I give low grades, I still have your best interests at heart.
|best laid plans
||(See the best-laid plans)