have a lot of time for (someone or something)

have a lot of time for (someone or something)

To appreciate and respect someone or something. I always have a lot of time for Marie because her vibrant spirit is just infectious.
See also: have, lot, of, time

have a lot of ˈtime for somebody/something

(informal, especially British English) like, admire or respect somebody/something very much: I’ve got a lot of time for the police. I think they’ve got a very difficult job.
See also: have, lot, of, somebody, something, time