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worship the porcelain god

To vomit into a toilet. Doing so often requires one to kneel in front of or bend over the toilet (the "porcelain god"), a position that is likened to kneeling before or bowing to a sacred idol. Also written as "worship the porcelain goddess." I bet that if Tommy doesn't stop drinking, he'll worship the porcelain god all night. I've never thrown up so much in my life. I can't wait till I stop worshipping the porcelain god.
See also: god, porcelain, worship

worship someone as something

to revere or honor one as if one were something divine or special. He worships her as a goddess. She worships her father as a god.
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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

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

worship the porcelain god(dess)

tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate.) Somebody was in the john worshiping the porcelain god till all hours.

worship the porcelain god

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23) Leaning into stillness involves this same joyful expectance, just as worshiping well involves contemplative prayer's same letting go of self.
His erudition combines with a great sensitivity to the liturgical needs of and possibilities for today's worshiping Christians.
While beast #1/Rome was intimidating Asia with its legionary weapons of mass destruction, local Asia puppets were "working great signs," "deceiving" the locals into making and worshiping an "image" of the beast/Rome (13:13-18), and deluding the populace with their weapons of mass distortion.
Second, by worshiping regularly with others, Catholics also join themselves to the community of believers into which they were baptized.
Fortunately, ecumenists are finally beginning to discover the relevance of the worshiping church.
The reforms of Vatican II, however, proclaimed a new truth: the church as the People of God, worshiping together, priest and people.
I developed a theory of three distinct phases of the criticism process: (1) the workaday stage of suggestions and corrections offered internally by members of the LMC, (2) the pre-publication official and voluntary test review and evaluation events carried on by the sponsoring churches, and (3) the ongoing post-publication era when members of the worshiping congregations would be permitted to offer the ultimate, unpredictable, and perhaps undebatable judgment determined by the use of a musical setting in the context of parish worship.
For Catholics, the dialogic nature of the Mass--the invitation or proclamation and response--has formed us as a worshiping community, so it is very important what we say.