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put (or place) someone on a pedestal

Definition of put or place someone on a pedestal in English:

Give someone uncritical respect or admiration; treat someone as an ideal rather than a real person: If you idolize a girl and put her on a pedestal, she will sense it instantly
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  • Despite already owning a share of the wins record, Brodeur is not ready to put himself on a pedestal.
  • Thus, Carly's love for performing has not led her to place herself on a pedestal.
  • The message is simple yet pervasive: Be careful about who you put on a pedestal.
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