I am confused about the preposition I should use with

"I was head over heels for her"

I was thinking of using "for". but is this correct?

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    For is fine, but the preposition is not dictated by the "head over heels" itself, but rather by the context. "Commenters are not head over heels for [this] look", but "he is head over heels in gambling debts" or "I fell head over heels into the kitchen" (all citations from COCA). More typically the phrase is not used with be, but with another verb which then dictates the choice. You fall for her, and so you fall head over heels for her, too. You are in love with her, and so you are head over heels in love with her. – RegDwigнt Feb 15 at 20:00
  • (COCA has cites 251 in total, I think my favorite so far got to be "his corpse dropped head over heels onto Cholesterin's plump body".) – RegDwigнt Feb 15 at 20:02

head over heels for and head over heels with are both used, as well as head over heels in love with ....

  • Evidence? Without it, why should anyone believe you. I don’t (except for the latter, which I could document. But this is an ELL question — why answer it? – David Feb 15 at 20:21

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