kiss someone's ring
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- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /kɪs ˈsʌmwʌnz ɹɪŋ/
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- Hyphenation: kiss some‧one's ring
- (idiomatic) To give respect or reverence to someone; to express servitude to someone.
- 2011, Mark Mills, chapter 9, in House of the Hanged, London: HarperCollins, →ISBN; House of the Hunted: A Novel, 1st U.S. edition, New York, N.Y.: Random House, 2011, →ISBN, page 106:
- The friendship had faltered during their first year at Oxford, when Barnaby had turned jester-in-chief to a pride of strutting young peacocks with titles and country estates. He had made them laugh and kissed their rings and they in return had sneered at him behind his back.
- 2012 November, Nikki Carter, chapter 15, in Time to Shine: A Fab Life Novel, New York, N.Y.: Dafina KTeen Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., →ISBN, page 147:
- "[…] We're taking over and running this industry. Every other label is gonna have to bow down." / "What about Mystique?" Dreya asks. "Is she gonna have to bow down too?" / "It's only a matter of time," Evan says. "If I don't do anything else in this industry, I'm gonna make sure that diva kisses your ring."
to give respect or reverence to someone