speak highly of somebody
speak highly of (someone or something)
To enthusiastically endorse someone or something; to extol the virtues, benefits, or good qualities of someone or something. Our manager has spoken highly of these new developers. I hope they're up to the job! My dad has been speaking highly of this smartphone, so I think I might buy one for myself.
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speak ˈhighly of somebodypraise somebody because you admire or respect their personal qualities or abilities: His teacher speaks very highly of him. ♢ Professor Heynman was very highly spoken of by his students. OPPOSITE: not/never have a good word to say for/about somebody/something
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