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think a lot of (someone or something)

To have a very good opinion about someone; to hold someone or something in very high regard or esteem. I can tell your last boss thinks very a lot of you, judging from the reference letter she wrote for you. Somehow I doubt the mayor will think too a lot of an article exposing all of his financial details.
See also: lot, of, think

think a lot of someone or something

 and think a great deal of someone or something; think highly of someone or something; think much of someone or something
to think well of someone or something. The teacher thinks a lot of Mary and her talents. No one really thinks a great deal of the new policies. I think highly of John. The manager doesn't think much of John and says so to everyone.
See also: lot, of, think

think a lot of

Also, think highly or well or the world of . Have a good opinion of, regard very favorably, as in I think a lot of my daughter-in-law, or He didn't think highly of this company, or Dean thought the world of his youngest. These expressions use think in the sense of "regard" or "value," a usage dating from the late 1300s. For antonyms, see not think much of; think little of.
See also: lot, of, think
References in classic literature ?
There lay a vast territory, and in that territory were the hugest deposits in the world of iron and coal--the backbone of industrial civilization.
Does not the strange fauna and flora which we have seen convince you that you are not in the world of your birth?
Not for an instant did I regret the world of my nativity.
And if I could not, of what value was all this vast storehouse of potential civilization and progress to be to the world of my adoption?
So I say I saw it in my last view of the world of Eight Hundred and Two Thousand Seven Hundred and One.
The stuff of which the world of our experience is composed is, in my belief, neither mind nor matter, but something more primitive than either.
With his keen vision the poet sees things in a glance and paints them in a single line, and in the poem as a whole you get the sense of beauty beyond beauty, as though the seer had looked into a world that underlay the world of form.
He was too philosophic and simple to be vindictive, and he lived too much in the world of mind to miss the creature comforts we were giving up.
The man you drove from Eden's grove Was I, my Lord, was I, And I shall be there when the earth and the air Are rent from sea to sky; For it is my world, my gorgeous world, The world of my dearest woes, From the first faint cry of the newborn To the rack of the woman's throes.
Time stood still as I entered into the world of the artist.
On its inner surface the flux resolves itself into a network of persons, who include you and me: on its outer surface the flux is "screened" as the objective world, the life-world, the world of experience.
In a more telling statement, the author suggests that the real reason for the addict's rejection of work was that his feeling of superiority would be challenged if he were to confront the world of work:
In "China" as in "Menagerie," Johnson again imprisons his characters within a materialist vision of experience, but he also dramatizes the means by which human beings may transcend the world of commodity.