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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Prone in the muck of the decaying jungle-floor, Balatta threw herself, clutching his ankles with her hands kissing his feet and making slubbery noises that chilled his backbone up and down again.
Those fans should be kissing his feet" - Gareth Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett.
But Jonathan Barnett yesterday insisted that rather than jeering Bale, the supporters should be "kissing his feet" in recognition of what he has done for their club.
NEIL LENNON last night told Pedro Caixinha he could only have shown him more respect by bowing down and kissing his feet.
Did he only see throngs of blue and white hooped worshippers kissing his feet for investing in the club and did he not realise that when times are tough then fans become savage, selfish and scornful?
I wasn't kissing his feet. Quite frankly, towards the end of the second season, I stopped passing him the ball.
He spends most of the time kissing his feet and sometimes trying to push him too high on the swing.
Kevin Kennedy, who plays Curly Watts, began playing with the band we had booked, and Tracy was on hands and knees in front of him kissing his feet.
When Pope John saw Slipyj had knelt and was kissing his feet, he hastened to make him rise, quoting the phrase: "0 felix hora quando Iesus vocat de lacrymis ad gaudium spiritus" (0 happy hour when Jesus calls us from tears to the joy of the spirit), taken from the Imitation of Christ.
But Jonathan Barnett said rather than jeering Bale, the fans should be "kissing his feet" in recognition of what he has done for their club.