hold (someone) in high esteem

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hold (someone) in high esteem

To have a large amount of respect or admiration for someone. I'll go see if I can persuade the committee—they hold me in high esteem. I've always held my father in high esteem for his hard work to provide for us.
See also: esteem, high, hold
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And he is the one corporate leader all Americans continue to hold in high esteem.