sit at (someone's) feet

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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 professor's feet 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.
See also: feet, sit

sit at someone's feet

be someone's pupil or follower.
See also: feet, sit
References in classic literature ?
Directly they permitted her to return to her master the frenzy vanished: she was perfectly quiet and contented so long as they let her sit at his feet and look at him.
Harshly criticizing the AML chief he said that when Nawaz Sharif used to visit Lal Haveli, Sheikh Rashid used to sit at his feet, but now he was criticizing Nawaz Sharif.
Four of his teammates sit at his feet dressed as Roman soldiers, while United's manager Alex Ferguson reigns as Caesar in the background.
Jesus set about to change this by inviting Mary to sit at his feet while chastising Martha for her busyness and anxiety, a startling challenge to Jewish doctrine.
For many Christians in their work and family years there's simply no time to sit at his feet.
If we're too frenzied to sit at his feet, then we have too many things in our lives: too many desires, too many appointments, too many insecurities.