sit at the feet of (someone)

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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.
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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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To Somewhere I Am Going" is like sitting at the feet of your grandfather and hearing the inherently fascinating stories of people and places in times gone by.
On Thursday, Simon, an enthusiastic yellow Labrador, and Grizz, a quiet collie-husky mix, were ready for a little attention, sitting at the feet of two men in yellow county-issue pants.
For most of us, our earliest memories of preparing meals come from sitting at the feet of our mothers and grandmothers.
Not Judas but the rich corporate owner will lie tortured in Hell, while the oppressed migrant worker will be free at last, sitting at the feet of Jesus.
Of course, this could be seen as a somewhat conservative scheme, a nostalgic pining for the last century, when whole days were set aside for artists to work in the gallery, sitting at the feet of the old masters.
Adds Parrish, "I wouldn't mind sitting at the feet of some scientists to see how they live.