touch (someone's) hem(redirected from touch someone's hem)
touch (someone's) hem
To express one's respect, fealty, awe, subjection, or reverence to someone else. An illusion to the Biblical story of a woman who was healed by Jesus after she surreptitiously touched the hem of his garment. You're a man of great power and influence, sir. If you touch this fool's hem, it could have serious global repercussions.
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