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Origin This phrase has its origin in gymnastics and was used as early as CE to compare the athletic act of bending the back to doing something difficult. B 2 Thoughts. To me it means carrying more than a fair share of the load of work. Add your thoughts Cancel reply. Read on. They held him in high regard and were prepared to bend over backwards to help him accomplish anything. There is tough competition in the industry and companies are bending over backwards to keep their customers happy.