set great store by

(redirected from set much store by)

set great store by someone or something

to have positive expectations for someone or something; to have high hopes for someone or something. I set great store by my computer and its ability to help me in my work. Bill sets great store by his expensive tools.
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set great/much store by something

to believe that something is very important or valuable I've always set great store by his opinion. What would happen if this relationship that she set so much store by ended?
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