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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.
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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 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.
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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Several other features distinguish ecumenical worship from the worship of our home churches.
Quite often these symbolic actions create a striking visual effect, while providing worshippers an opportunity to enact the worship in a sensory, personal and expressive way.
The cultural and stylistic diversity of the music, as well as the way it is used in worship, are distinctive elements of worship in the WCC.
the role of an enthusiastic "animator" to teach and lead the worship, to serve as a mirror to the congregation.
The multi-lingual nature of the congregation is itself a feature of ecumenical worship.
The large size of global ecumenical gatherings allows for worship services that are longer, grander, wordier, and more complex than in local settings.
The following personal description of an ecumenical worship event expresses what I have also experienced:
Ecumenical worship, the worship that looks as I have described, is not designed by a solitary person.
This last comment, of course, begs the question of what ecumenical worship is for.
The most modest claim for ecumenical worship is a negative one: in worship, we experience our disunity.
While it is true that worship can reveal with painful clarity the limits of our fellowship, it would be quite unsatisfactory to reduce the role of worship in the ecumenical movement to its negative function.
For many people, worship at ecumenical events gives them the strength to carry on in the difficult business of the WCC (or other) meeting, and the ecumenical movement as a whole.
Often, the sense of spiritual renewal, of excitement and energy, which the worship generates, spills over into the plenary hall.
The relationship between theological documents and worship has been considered by the Faith and Order movement over the course of its history.
Yet for many people, worship is the primary way they experience Christian unity.