stand in awe

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stand in awe (of someone or something)

Fig. to be overwhelmed with respect for someone or something. Many people stand in awe of the president. Bob says he stands in awe of a big juicy steak. I think he's exaggerating.
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be/stand in ˈawe of somebody/something

admire somebody/something and be slightly afraid of them/it: While Diana was in awe of her grandfather, she adored her grandmother.
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Abu Simbel, Angkor Wat, and Petra: Today we stand in awe before the great monuments of the past, wondering who built them and for what purpose.
The 10-day period from Rosh Hashana through Yom Kippur - traditionally called the Days of Awe because it is when Jews stand in awe of the world and its Creator - the High Holy Days this year begin Friday at sundown and end Sept.
Food experts and their employers, who have millions of dollars riding on their ability to create designer fats, stand in awe of the real thing.