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!
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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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"They have a self-selected universe of books that they write about," explains Art Winslow who, until 2003, served as literary and executive editor of The Nation, "so if they don't think much of a book, they ignore it." Those spurned volumes, Winslow jokes, are "the dark matter of the universe." He has no problem with this form of elitism.
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