Sit at the feet - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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sit at the feet of (someone)
To be in a position of devotion or worship to someone; to pay homage to or be reverential to someone. I've been sitting at the feet of my renowned professor ever since I heard his astounding lecture on quantum mechanics. My brother chose to sit at the feet of the saints for the rest of his life, but I do not intend to pursue such a life of the cloth.
sit at the feet of someone
Fig. to pay homage to someone; to pay worshipful attention to someone. The graduate student sat at the feet of the famous professor for years. I do not intend to sit at the feet of an incompetent for years and years.
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How many masters he's sat at the feet of, though when I said that to him he just laughed and said he'd never sit at the feet
But his supporters made a compelling argument on behalf of his solid acting in ``The King of Comedy,'' the video-assist device he pioneered in 1960 for instant playback on the set, and his devotion to the craft of movie comedy that compelled him to travel to Switzerland to sit at the feet
of Charlie Chaplin.
Publishers journeyed to meetings of the Direct Marketing Association and Folio: to sit at the feet
of industry legends like Dick Benson and Bill Jayme.
That's the series in which 16 or so candidates will vie for a chance to sit at the feet
of famed tycoon Donald Trump and learn all about the cutthroat world of big business.