hold in high regard
hold (someone) in high regard
To have a large amount of respect or admiration for someone. I'll go see if I can persuade the committee—they hold me in high regard. I've always held my father in high regard for his hard work to provide for us.
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hold someone or something in high regard
Fig. to think well of someone or something. All of us hold the vice president in high regard. We hold these policies in high regard.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.