An example of a pedestal is a pillar on which a piece of art is displayed.
He has put his mother on a pedestal. You can't say a word against her.
- To regard with great or excessive admiration; idolize.
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Origin of pedestal
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French piÃ©destal, from Italian piedistallo (pie "foot" di "of" stall "stand") "footstall".