worship the ground (one) walks on

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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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