lay store by (something or someone)

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lay store by (something or someone)

To have faith, confidence, or belief in someone or something; to care about, appreciate, or respect someone or something. I, however, have laid store by the promise of the afterlife, so I choose to lead my life piously and devoutly. I'm afraid my brother should be kept off the list of guests, as he's not one to lay great store by obeying social rules or etiquette. It's important to have close friends in life that you may lay store by when times are tough.
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Independent convenience stores, that haven't the infrastructure and teams of people to tell them how to lay stores out come to us for support and adopt our planogram.
Far less well known was the fate of the party dispatched to Ross Island to lay stores for Shackleton's trans Antarctic journey.
On 1 October 1915 the men stranded on Ross Island commenced sledging journeys to lay stores as far south as the Beardmore Glacier.