Be with someone in spirit - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be with (one) in spirit
A phrase used to convey that there is a sense of connection in spite of someone's physical absence. I know you're sad that grandma can't be here, but she's with you in spirit.
be with somebody in ˈspirit be thinking of somebody who is in another place because you would like to be with them but cannot be: I’m afraid I can’t come to the wedding, but I’ll be with you in spirit.