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.
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.
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.