kiss (one's) feet

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kiss (one's) feet

figurative To grovel or otherwise try to gain favor. The professor isn't going to give you an A, so you might as well stop kissing his feet.
See also: feet, kiss
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He bowed over the emaciated men then washed and kissed their feet.
In her great work The Mystical City of God, Venerable Mary of Agreda writes: "In giving alms She kissed the hands of the poor, and whenever She was alone, She kissed their feet, or, if this was impossible, She would kiss the ground over which they had passed.
The CNAs at her facility would quietly refuse to do some of the messier jobs unless she and the other higher-ups bent down and kissed their feet.
He paid each student EUR15 and kissed their feet 50 times in the school library and gym.