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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.
See also: worship

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, 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

See also: god, porcelain, worship
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The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report listed thirty worshipping venues -- 28 mosques, one maatam (community centre), and one shrine.
Fareed bin Yacoub Al-Meftaf said that fives worshipping venues had already legalized and issued with legal deeds.
The report surveyed six worshipping venues on private land, in addition 19 others constructed on Government-owned land.
Al-Meftah paid tribute to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, for their keenness on promoting worshipping venues and other religious facilities.
The irony here, of course, is that Dan Brown's world of oddball sex makes no room for children because the purpose of the sex act is not procreation and the loving unity of spouses, but worshipping the sacred feminine.
If driven by the needs of a global worshipping body, they result nonetheless in a spiritually profound experience.
Most people would agree that "our ecumenical calling has worshipping together at its heart".
Worship is always done for its own sake, for the sake of worshipping God.
Orthodox participation in ecumenical prayer has been predicated upon the fact that the fundamental convictions of the apostolic faith continue to be expressed through the scripture readings, prayers, and hymns of the worshipping community.
Worship belongs to the community worshipping it; it cannot be transplanted without reappropriation.
You could go into a church in Vancouver and find the congregation worshipping in much the same manner as a church in Toronto.
If you have small numbers of children in your congregation, there are at least two viable options: provide your church school with a one-room school curriculum and/or fully incorporate the children into the worshipping life of the community.
Some people were concerned with what the Church had been teaching, with the manner in which it had been treating people, with the apparent corruption in church government, and with the manner in which the people were worshipping God.