touch the hem of (someone's) robe(redirected from touched the hem of your robe)
touch the hem of (someone's) robe
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 the hem of this fool's robe, it could have serious global repercussions.
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