worship the ground 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

Fig. to honor someone to a great extent. She always admired the professor. In fact, she worshiped the ground he walked on.
See also: ground, on, walk, worship
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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