fall down at (one's) feet

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fall down at (one's) feet

To lie before someone in reverence or submission. In my dream, I fell down at Mother Mary's feet, weeping.
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John staggered and fell down at his feet, but, raising himself with a last effort, he once more called out, --
"And now, the champion, having escaped from the terrible fury of the dragon, bethinking himself of the brazen shield, and of the breaking up of the enchantment which was upon it, removed the carcass from out of the way before him, and approached valorously over the silver pavement of the castle to where the shield was upon the wall; which in sooth tarried not for his full coming, but fell down at his feet upon the silver floor, with a mighty great and terrible ringing sound."
They fell down at his feet when they got to the land and blessed him.
"Then when Mary was come where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying unto Him, Lord if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.