Be/stand in awe of somebody/something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
be/stand in awe of somebody/something
stand in awe (of someone or something)
Fig. to be overwhelmed with respect for someone or something. Many people stand in awe of the president. Bob says he stands in awe of a big juicy steak. I think he's exaggerating.
be/stand in ˈawe of somebody/something admire somebody/something and be slightly afraid of them/it: While Diana was in awe of her grandfather, she adored her grandmother.