think (one) hung the moon

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think (one) hung the moon

To consider someone to be extraordinary, the best, or exceptionally wonderful. Your little sister absolutely adores you. She thinks you hung the moon!
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think someone hung the moon (and stars)

 and think someone is God's own cousin
Rur. to think someone is perfect. Joe won't listen to any complaints about Mary. He thinks she hung the moon and stars. Jim is awful stuck-up. He thinks he's God's own cousin.
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As the final reel ends/We might both shed a tear/For the ending is coming up soon/But as the screen fades to black/We can smile and look back/And for you, darling, I'll hang the moon.
In "Ole Buttermilk Sky" those churned-up clouds are told to hang the Moon up in the sky and let it stir up a little romance.