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hero worship

noun [U]    
a feeling of extreme admiration for someone, imagining that they have qualities or abilities that are better than anyone else'sShowing respect and admiration hero-worship     /ˈhɪə.rəʊˌwɜː.ʃɪp/ US  /ˈhɪr.oʊˌwɝː-/ verb [T] (plural -pp- or US also -p-) She hero-worshipped her elder brother , and she was devastated when he died .Showing respect and admiration
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