kiss the ground someone walks on

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kiss the ground someone walks on

  1. (figuratively) To praise someone highly.
    • 1836, Francis Sibson (translator), Théodore de Bèze (author), The Life of John Calvin, J. Whetham, page 167
      and when you shall teach me otherwise, I will not only embrace it, but will kiss the ground you walk on
    • 1911, Louis Stone, Jonah
      Make up something that I can believe. Say yer never 'ad a 'and in this, an' I'll kiss the ground yer walk on.
    • 1863 August 22, Charles Dickens (editor), “Two Russian Villages”, All the Year Round, page 617
      Yes ; they cross themselves, bow down their heads level with their heels, kiss your feet, grovel on the very ground, and kiss the earth you walk on.