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.
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sit at someone's feet

be someone's pupil or follower.
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The Biblical book of James tells of the dangers of giving preferential treatment to a man wearing fine clothes and a golden ring over the poor man with shabby clothing, offering the place of honor to the rich man while inviting the poor man to sit at one's feet. The story tells of the evilness of such partiality that puts oneself in the place of God who alone should judge the hearts of men.