be a great believer in (something)

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be a great believer in (something)

To have a strong conviction that something (stated after "in") is important or worthwhile. I'm a strong believer in resting on the weekends so that I don't get burned out.
See also: believer, great

be a great/firm believer in something

believe strongly that something is good, important or valuable: My mother was a great believer in horoscopes all her life.The boss was a firm believer in developing strong teamwork.
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I am a great believer in denial"Writer Alexander McCall Smith "It would have to be a very good part to get me back in a corset again.
"I am a great believer in giving people opportunities and I know how hungry he is.
I AM a great believer in looking back in history to try and find a solution to a modern day problem and think I may have found one in the pages of the most recent issue of Remember When.
Home boss Stuart Gray said: "I am a great believer in looking upwards and if we can average four points from every two games, who knows what it will bring."
"I am a great believer in supporting local events and groups and feel this team has great potential."
MH: I am a great believer in the positive impact of a booming art market, which injects an enormous amount of energy into the whole situation and allows artists to push themselves.
I am a great believer in live and let live but she is not only harming herself, she is putting the health of her unborn child at risk.
I AM a great believer in handbags with shoulder straps.