worship the ground someone walks on

worship the ground (one) walks on

To be filled with awe and admiration for one; to think exceedingly highly of one. His supporters worship the ground he walks on, so even if you present them with concrete proof that he's done something wrong, they'll still find some way to justify looking past it. I was utterly infatuated with him when I was an undergrad, worshiping the ground she walked on.
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worship the ground someone walks on

Regard someone reverently, as in Jim just worships the ground his father walks on. This hyperbole for deep admiration or romantic feeling was first recorded in 1848.
See also: ground, on, someone, walk, worship
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

worship the ground someone walks on, to

To hold in reverent regard. This hyperbole for great admiration or deep romantic feeling has an archaic ring to it. Indeed, Christopher Hale wrote, in Murder in Tow (1943), “He worships the ground she walks on. Bill thought there should be a closed season on that cliché for about twenty years.” The season remains open.
See also: ground, someone, to, walk, worship
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