someone of (your/his/etc.) stature

"Stature" means "importance" or "status". We use it in the phrase "someone of (his/her/your/their) stature" to talk about people who are very highly respected.

I wouldn't dare ask such a favor from someone of her stature.

The original meaning of "stature" was actually "height", so you can imagine that a very important person seems metaphorically taller than others.

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