read of (someone or something)(redirected from reads of)
read of (someone or something)
To have knowledge of be familiar with someone or something as a result of reading about them or it (in something). I read of his research in a science magazine. Most people have read of her at some point or another.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
read of someone or something (somewhere)
to read news about someone or something in something. I think I have read of you in the papers. Mary read of the job opening in the newspaper.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.