throw\ oneself\ at\ someone's\ feet

• throw oneself at someone's feet
• fling oneself at someone's feet
v. phr.
To make a public display of serving, loving, or worshipping someone.

When Arthur became king, almost all of the nobles threw themselves at his feet and promised to obey and serve him.

When the new girl entered school, several boys threw themselves at her feet.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • throw oneself at someone's feet — {v. phr.} To make a public display of serving, loving, or worshipping someone. * /When Arthur became king, almost all of the nobles threw themselves at his feet and promised to obey and serve him./ * /When the new girl entered school, several… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw oneself at someone's feet — {v. phr.} To make a public display of serving, loving, or worshipping someone. * /When Arthur became king, almost all of the nobles threw themselves at his feet and promised to obey and serve him./ * /When the new girl entered school, several… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw\ oneself\ at\ someone's\ head — • throw oneself at someone s head • fling oneself at someone s head v. phr. informal To try hard and openly to make a person love you. She threw herself at his head, but he was interested in another girl. Compare: at one s feet …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw oneself at someone's head — or[fling oneself at someone s head] {v. phr.}, {informal} To try hard and openly to make a person love you. * /She threw herself at his head, but he was interested in another girl./ Compare: AT ONE S FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw oneself at someone's head — or[fling oneself at someone s head] {v. phr.}, {informal} To try hard and openly to make a person love you. * /She threw herself at his head, but he was interested in another girl./ Compare: AT ONE S FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fling\ oneself\ at\ someone's\ feet — • throw oneself at someone s feet • fling oneself at someone s feet v. phr. To make a public display of serving, loving, or worshipping someone. When Arthur became king, almost all of the nobles threw themselves at his feet and promised to obey… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fling\ oneself\ at\ someone's\ head — • throw oneself at someone s head • fling oneself at someone s head v. phr. informal To try hard and openly to make a person love you. She threw herself at his head, but he was interested in another girl. Compare: at one s feet …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw — /throh/, v., threw, thrown, throwing, n. v.t. 1. to propel or cast in any way, esp. to project or propel from the hand by a sudden forward motion or straightening of the arm and wrist: to throw a ball. 2. to hurl or project (a missile), as a gun… …   Universalium

  • throw — [[t]θroʊ[/t]] v. threw, thrown, throw•ing, n. 1) to propel from the hand by a sudden forward motion: to throw a ball[/ex] 2) to hurl or project (a missile), as a gun does 3) to project or cast (light, a shadow, etc.) 4) to project (the voice) 5)… …   From formal English to slang

  • prostrate oneself — THROW ONESELF FLAT/DOWN, lie down, stretch oneself out, throw oneself at someone s feet; dated measure one s length. → prostrate …   Useful english dictionary

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