fall to (one's) knees

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fall to (one's) knees

1. Literally, to kneel down, usually in a show of respect, fealty, awe, subjection, or reverence. The members of the congregation all fell to their knees to begin their morning prayer. I fell to my knees at the sight of the devastation.
2. By extension, any extravagant or elaborate display or expression of praise, adoration, respect, or reverence. Many believe that the company's newest product will make converts of many and cause current fans to fall to their knees in admiration.
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He added: "Although questions will be asked in the future days and months over the operational tactics used to release the hostages from the school, at the moment we can only fall to our knees and offer prayers for all victims of this atrocity.