worship the ground someone walks on, to

worship the ground someone walks on

Fig. to honor someone to a great extent. She always admired the professor. In fact, she worshiped the ground he 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.
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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.
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