Sat at his feet - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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sit at (someone's) feet
To be in a position of devotion or worship to someone; to pay homage or reverential attention to someone. I've been sitting at the feet of the renowned professor ever since I heard his astounding lecture on quantum mechanics. My brother chose to sit at the saints' feet for the rest of his life, but I do not intend to pursue such a life of the cloth.
References in classic literature
I think it hardly less fortunate that Cervantes was one of my early passions, though I sat at his feet
with no more sense of his mastery than I had of Goldsmith's.
By the end of this history, Freud is all alone, without the friends who once supported him and sat at his feet
, his great system of treatment butchered by alien philosophies of treatment that had nothing to do with what he had said.
In Frisco great eager crowds of young semi-intellectuals sat at his feet
and listened to him on the piano, guitar and bongo drums.
Jimi Hendrix admitted to having sat at his feet
, copying everything he played,'' Walden said.