kiss (someone's) ring

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kiss (someone's) ring

To express one's respect, fealty, awe, subjection, or reverence to someone. You're a man of a great power, and if you kiss this fool's ring, it could have serious global repercussions. He expects everyone around him to kiss his ring, but I refuse to acknowledge his authority.
See also: kiss, ring
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