speak highly of (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

speak highly of someone or something

 
1. [for someone] to say good things about someone or something. she always speaks highly of you. Everyone spoke highly of this movie, but it is not good.
2. [for a fact] to reflect well on someone or something. The success of your project speaks highly of you. All of this good news speaks highly of your ability to influence people.
See also: highly, of, speak
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

speak ˈhighly of somebody

praise 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
See also: highly, of, somebody, speak
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We have earned our stripes with the Government agency work and we have become a practice with a lot of friends and a lot of people who speak highly of us. People kept asking us if we had a London office and you could say we have responded to that demand."
"The best way to protect ourselves was by being deeply connected with the neighbors, because they would speak highly of us," explains Carlos.