not think much of (someone or something)

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not think much of (someone or something)

To have very little esteem or regard for someone or something; to have a negative opinion of someone or something. I can't tell my parents didn't think much of Mary's new boyfriend. The boss hasn't thought much of your work so far, so you'd better start trying a bit harder!
See also: much, not, of, think
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not think much of

Have little regard for, have a low opinion of, as in Bill doesn't think much of the carpentry work in that house. The phrase not much has been used in this sense since the mid-1800s.
See also: much, not, of, think
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Ladislaw has told me the reason--dislike of the bent he took, you know-- Ladislaw didn't think much of Casaubon's notions, Thoth and Dagon-- that sort of thing: and I fancy that Casaubon didn't like the independent position Ladislaw had taken up.
I didn't think much of it, but I went to the same party the next year and she started getting jobs for me."
The judge, who struck me as a pretty mainstream kind of guy, didn't think much of that "gay panic" defense.