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worship (someone or something) as (something)

1. To revere, honor, or be devoted to someone or something as a figure or icon of religious significance. His acts of selflessness have been so renowned that he is worshipped as a saint around the world. The tribe worships this statue as a holy idol, their fortune resting on whether or not they please it with the proper rites.
2. To regard someone or something with adoration, admiration, or esteem due to their or its status or position. A lot of people worship her as some kind of heroic figure, a rebel against the established sociopolitical hierarchy of the industry. I know plenty of people who all but worship their phones as their conduit to the rest of the world.
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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 porcelain god

slang 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. A variant of "worship the porcelain goddess." If Tommy doesn't slow down on the vodka, he's going to be up worshipping the porcelain goddess all night. I've never thrown up so much in my life. I can't wait till I stop worshipping the porcelain god.
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worship the porcelain goddess

To vomit into a toilet. Doing so often requires one to bend over or kneel in front of the toilet (the "porcelain goddess"), a position that is likened to bowing to or kneeling before a sacred idol. A variant of "worship the porcelain god." If Sarah doesn't slow down on the vodka, she's going to be up worshipping the porcelain goddess all night. I've never thrown up so much in my life. I can't wait till I stop worshipping the porcelain goddess.

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.
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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 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

verb
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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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