think a lot of

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think a lot of someone or something

 and think a great deal of someone or something; think highly of someone or something; think much of someone or something
to think well of someone or something. The teacher thinks a lot of Mary and her talents. No one really thinks a great deal of the new policies. I think highly of John. The manager doesn't think much of John and says so to everyone.
See also: lot, of, think

think a lot of

Also, think highly or well or the world of . Have a good opinion of, regard very favorably, as in I think a lot of my daughter-in-law, or He didn't think highly of this company, or Dean thought the world of his youngest. These expressions use think in the sense of "regard" or "value," a usage dating from the late 1300s. For antonyms, see not think much of; think little of.
See also: lot, of, think
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When he speaks highly of you, she'll think highly of you, and vice-versa.
Grayson said: "Sanchez is a good, young prospect who Arsenal think highly of.
I really, really think highly of him so he will wait his chance and, when he gets it, I am sure he will be difficult to dislodge.
You think highly of both your friend and your cousin, and now they've found each other.
WHATEVER Pete Doherty's image, secretary- manager of Bamburgh Mike Robinson, a former Cup referee, has good reason think highly of him.
7 : to hold a strong feeling <They think highly of you.
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SOME salutary advice from David Winnick, who warned colleagues that the public doesn't always think highly of them.
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But I still think highly of her and wish her the best--if not as president, then as senator for life.
Colleagues think highly of him and he's never had a day off sick or been late for work.
Someone else might think highly of them and be prepared to take them though.
The Kings think highly of Grebeshkov and would like to keep him around, especially because of his potential on the power play, but Murray said he would only keep Grebeshkov if he was certain the defenseman would be able to play about 16 minutes per game, so as not to stunt his development.
Despite this, several priests and laity think highly of Fr.
If he's brazen enough to be explicit, warn him you doubt that his own superiors would think highly of him for making such suggestions.