on\ a\ pedestal

on\ a\ pedestal
adv. phr.
Lovingly honored and cared for.

Mrs. Raymond's children served her breakfast in bed on Mother's Day and later took her out to dinner. She felt on a pedestal.

Bill is always waiting on his fiancee and bringing her flowers and candy. He has certainly put her on a pedestal.


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

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