cult of personality

a cult promoting adulation of a living national leader or public figure, as one encouraged by Stalin to extend his power.

probably earlier than 1965–70; translation of Russian kulʾt líchnosti Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
At the same time their software was taking off, so was the duo's cult of
He said that he didn't want photographs of himself plastered about, lest there
  be a cult of personality.
The president's cult of personality has grown since the protests started.
He possessed both a common touch and a larger-than-life cult of personality.
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