to trip over one another

to trip over one another
сбивать друг друга с ног, стараясь сделать что-л. первым

Store clerks tripped over one another in their rush to wait on her. — Продавцы в магазине наперегонки бросались ей услужить.

Candidates tripped over one another trying to assure South Dakotans that they were most sympathetic to the needs of rural America. — Кандидаты наперебой пытались убедить жителей Южной Дакоты в том, что им близки нужды аграрной Америки.


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