put/place (someone) on a pedestal

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Definition of put/place (someone) on a pedestal

: to think of someone as a perfect person with no faults : to admire someone greatly
  • Her boyfriend placed her on a pedestal.
  • He wanted a career as an actor, but he didn't want to be put on a pedestal.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

place play
  1. : physical environment : space

  2. : a way for admission or transit

  3. : physical surroundings : atmosphere

  1. : to put in or as if in a particular place or position : set

  2. : to present for consideration

  3. : to put in a particular state

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

pedestal play
  1. : the support or foot of a late classic or neoclassical column — see column illustration

  2. : the base of an upright structure

  3. : base, foundation

  1. : to place on or furnish with a pedestal


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