Definition of pedestal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pedestal

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpɛdəstl//
 
 
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  • the base that a column, statue, etc. rests on a pedestal sink (= a sink supported by a column) I replaced the vase carefully on its pedestal.
  • Idioms
    knock somebody off their pedestal/perch
     
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    to make someone lose their position as someone or something successful or admired A lot of teams are looking to knock us off our perch.
    to put/place somebody on a pedestal
     
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    to admire someone so much that you do not see their faults
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pedestal