Adele in her song says

Before the world fell at our feet

What does it mean?


Adele is talking about a time before she became successful and admired.

have the world at your feet

British English

to be ​extremely ​successful and ​admired by a ​large ​number of ​people


It's a metaphor where the world simply means lots of people. A variation of the above phrase is to have the world fall at your feet. Think of adoring people, prostrated in front of you:

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