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Meaning of “worship at the shrine/altar of sth” in the English Dictionary

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worship at the shrine/altar of sth

literary to ​completelysupport or ​follow a ​particularidea, ​principle, etc.: She ​thinks that ​youngpeople today are ​becomingincreasinglyselfish, and worship at the ​shrine of ​individualhappiness and ​gratification. He may not worship at the ​altar of ​governmentintervention in ​business, but he is in ​favour of ​limitedsupport for ​industry.
(Definition of worship at the shrine/altar of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “worship at the shrine/altar of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 笃信,坚信,追随(某一思想、原则)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 篤信,堅信,追隨(某一思想、原則)…
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