kiss the ground

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kiss the ground

To make a display of obsequious reverence, devotion, or respect. He traveled over three hundred miles just so he could kiss the ground where Charlie Parker used to play.
See also: ground, kiss

kiss the ground

prostrate yourself as a token of respect.
This phrase refers to the practice, found particularly in courts of the ancient Eastern world, of throwing yourself on the ground in front of a monarch.
See also: ground, kiss
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I rose from my seat, kissed the ground, and took my place at the table, eating, as you may suppose, with care and in moderation.
I kissed the ground and laid my hand on my head to show that I was ready to show myself worthy of the honour.
When he went from me I stood gazing and trembling, and looking after him as long as I could see him; then sitting down to rest me, but turned from her, and lying on my face, wept, and kissed the ground that he had set his foot on.
We ran our boat up on the sand, and all sprang out and kissed the ground, and with tears of joyful satisfaction returned thanks to God our Lord for all his incomparable goodness to us on our voyage.
I smiled at him, and looked pleasantly, and beckoned to him to come still nearer; at length he came close to me; and then he kneeled down again, kissed the ground, and laid his head upon the ground, and taking me by the foot, set my foot upon his head; this, it seems, was in token of swearing to be my slave for ever.
He suddenly dropped to his knees and kissed the ground.
When she got back to California, she knelt and kissed the ground.
While coming out of the special aircraft, in which he was escorted by a seven-member team, the gangster kissed the ground Rajan, who is suffering from a kidney disorder, could be a headache for the security establishment.
I kissed the ground, you would say, sitting at the kitchen table in Brooklyn, and I tried to imagine licking the dirt off my own lips.
FOR YOU DEAR PHIL Warner kissed the ground while Steve Smith and Chris Rogers also paid tribute
Sydney: David Warner kissed the ground in Phillip Hughes's memory to lead an Australian run spree with an emotional century on the opening day of the final Test against India on Tuesday.
Colonel Francisco "Ping" Paraan, who was among those who saw Baguio in ruins following the carpet bombing said that their ascent to Baguio via the Naguilian Road prior to April 27 is a relief, "He went down on his knees and kissed the ground.
The 27-yr-old, playing his 10th Test, then celebrated his century by punching the air and kissed the ground and helmet amid loud cheer of his fans.
While cutting down a few big poplars a few weeks ago, I must have kissed the ground with the chain.
JACKASS star Bam Margera kissed the ground outside a court yesterday after spending a night in the cells following a bust-up at a hotel.