Definition of “worship at the shrine/altar of sth” - English Dictionary

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

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worship at the shrine/altar of sth


to completely support or follow a particular idea, principle, etc.:

She thinks that young people today are becoming increasingly selfish, and worship at the shrine of individual happiness and gratification.
He may not worship at the altar of government intervention in business, but he is in favour of limited support for industry.

(Definition of “worship at the shrine/altar of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)