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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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
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But Judge William Gaskell told him: 'You are of good character and people speak highly of you but that night you had drunk more than was good for you.
People speak highly of you in the past and can't believe you have done that which the jury says you have done," he added.