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.
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