Fun grammar

To get to the bottom of something:

Literally: To reach the lowest physical point – The cat’s trying to get to the bottom of

the drawer.

Figuratively: To get to the base or root of a matter to understand why a situation or problem exists – When she saw the broken window the teacher questioned all the students, one by one, to get to the bottom of the matter.

Other meanings for ‘bottom’

Noun:

At the lowest point – The cat’s getting the clothes from the bottom of the drawer.

Buttocks, haunches, the part of our body that we sit on – The cat’s bottom’s hanging out of the drawer.

Adjective

To describe something that’s at the lowest point – The bottom drawer.

So, in the video, The cat’s bottom’s hanging out of the bottom drawer as he’s trying to get to the bottom of it.

 

Video from @catsflex

To fall over backwards

Literally- To fall onto your back:

«The dog fell over backwards»

 

Figuratively – To make an extra effort to do something:

«She fell over backwards to organise his surprise party, and  he said he didn’t enjoy it».

 

Also, similarly, ‘To go out of your way to do something’ or ‘To go the extra mile’.

 

Video from @dogtraining68