throw (oneself) at (someone's) feet(redirected from throw themselves at their feet)
throw (oneself) at (someone's) feet
To plead for someone's mercy, forgiveness, protection, or aid. He's been throwing himself at voters' feet after the scandal, making promises about how he's reformed himself and still deserves their votes. You can't just throw yourself at our feet and expect forgiveness; you have to prove that you deserve it.
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throw oneself at someone's feet
1. Lit. to bow down humbly at someone's feet; to prostrate oneself before someone. In his guilt and horror, he threw himself at the feet of his master and begged forgiveness.
2. Fig. to beg someone's mercy, forgiveness, blessing, etc. I throw myself at your feet and beg for your blessing. I love you sincerely, Jane. I throw myself at your feet and await your command. I'm your slave!
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throw yourself at somebody’s ˈfeetask for somebody to help, protect or forgive you: He threw himself at her feet and asked her forgiveness.
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