put/place (someone) on a pedestal

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: 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.

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“Put/place (someone) on a pedestal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%2Fplace%20%28someone%29%20on%20a%20pedestal. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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