bend over, bend down

bend over, bend down
vb
a.
to invite or submit to buggery. A euphemism popular among all social classes in
Britain in the 1960s and early 1970s.
► 'He'd bend over on Blackfriars Bridge for ten bob.' (Recorded, public schoolboy, London, 1970)
b.
to yield or submit to abuse or attack, by extension from the first sense. A term popular among businessmen in the 1980s. This may be a shortening of the phrase 'bend over backwards' and is a more brusque version of 'take it lying down'.
► 'I'm certainly not going to bend over for them.' (Recorded, company director responding to takeover attempt, London, 1988)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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