One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have something in one's power or command.‘a perfect couple with the world at their feet’
- ‘Oil under their feet changed their lifestyle in earnest from herding goats out in the desert to having the world at their feet.’
- ‘Today, they have the world at their feet after being plucked from the streets of Greater Manchester to become international models.’
- ‘Not only are they gifted players, they are also great personalities who have the football world at their feet.’
- ‘‘And if you can fake that,’ he would say, ‘you'll have the world at your feet.’’
- ‘Whatever happens this weekend Khan has already proved he has the world at his feet.’
- ‘We can provide him with massive exposure and if he stays until the next Olympics he will have the world at his feet.’
- ‘And despite her share of legendary blunders, she still manages to have the world at her feet.’
- ‘These three girls have the world at their feet when it comes to Irish dancing.’
- ‘With Faustus' great mind, proclaims Valdes, they will be able to harness the powers of black magic and have the world at their feet.’
- ‘An active and vociferous campaigner against drugs too, Paula literally has the athletics world at her feet in adoration.’
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