hover over

hover over someone or something

1. Lit. to remain suspended over someone or something. The rescue helicopter hovered over the floating sailor. A huge blimp hovered over the football stadium.
2. Fig. [for someone] to stay close to someone or something, waiting, ready to advise or interfere. Please don't hover over me, watching what I am doing. I have to hover over this project or someone will mess it up.
See also: hover, over
References in classic literature ?
She came right round and seemed to hover over those queer sort of outbuildings there are at Market Burnham.
This means that our patent-pending Hendo Hover Engine technology can enable platforms to hover over non-ferrous materials with payloads of virtually any size and weight.
In its native South America, tree tobacco is pollinated by hummingbirds, which have evolved the highest metabolism of any animal in order to generate enough energy to hover over flowers for long enough to drink their nectar.
Next-door neighbors Sean Clemmons and Mohammad Khan, both 13, recently won a nationwide science-fair contest by designing and building a working model of a hydrogen-powered blimp that could hover over the surface of Mars and collect scientific data.
Hemispherical lamps hover over tables whose generic salt and pepper dispensers could date from the '40s or from today, and the menu--in an unreadable script--furnishes no further clues about where (or when) you are.
The LSO says 'clear to cross' and the pilot moves the jet sideways to a hover over the designated spot.
We are taking the man out of the airship so that it can fly autonomously and we are extending its capacity for long term operations above the jet stream so that the ship can hover over a point anywhere on the Earth while carrying enormous payloads for months at a time.