Sit at one's 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 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.
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