kiss the hem of (someone's) garment

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kiss the hem of (someone's) garment

To express one's respect, fealty, awe, subjection, or reverence to someone else. You're a man of great power and influence, sir. If you kiss the hem of this fool's garment, it could have serious global repercussions.
See also: garment, hem, kiss, of
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