worship at the altar of

idiom

: to value (something) too much
My uncle worships at the altar of money.

Examples of worship at the altar of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web American tech companies worship at the altar of scale—the creed that throwing more computers, electricity, and data at an AI program is certain to improve it—so this won’t do. Matteo Wong, The Atlantic, 6 Mar. 2024 And yet all these people, including those running for the Senate in Ohio, Bernie Moreno and Frank LaRose worship at the altar of this terrible, terrible person. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2023 The annual gathering of exhibitors from around the world in Las Vegas was their chance to worship at the altar of the big screen. Anousha Sakoui, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2023 Now deal hunting has been discovered by TikTok, where an audience made up overwhelmingly of teens and young adults has gathered to worship at the altar of the dupe. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 24 Feb. 2023 That might sound trite, and The Last of Us certainly does worship at the altar of a whole litany of grim, dark, post-apocalyptic fiction, but Naughty Dog hits some surprisingly sobering notes along the way. Luke Winkie, Vulture, 4 May 2021 The key difference will be the celebration’s new location on Fort Lauderdale beach, currently overrun by the annual hordes who come to our shores to worship at the altar of St. Natty Light. Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 9 Mar. 2023 That was a collective screenshot from those who worship at the altar of Hailey Bieber when the model and Rhode Skin founder posted her latest haircut. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Jan. 2023 Plenty of people worship at the altar of Miracle Whip. John Kelly, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2022

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“Worship at the altar of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worship%20at%20the%20altar%20of. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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