think a lot of

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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
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One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family, fortune, everything in his favour, should think highly of himself.
Mr Elliot is an exceedingly agreeable man, and in many respects I think highly of him," said Anne; "but we should not suit.
We think highly of cooperating with ICBC and hope to develop more high-quality power plants and eventually repay our investors and society by producing more clean energy,' he added.
Newcastle also think highly of him and whenever I've seen him play I have always thought highly of him, so he's a good acquisition to our team and we just need to make sure we play to all our strengths and we'll all be fine.
McCarthy said, We appreciate that both Carmine and Ed think highly enough of us to trust that their customer relationships will be maintained and enhanced with access to our extensive platform of additional capabilities.
The two guys are friends of ours and we think highly of them, so it was disappointing to see our mates left out like that.
He said: "I enjoyed the experience and think highly of James McDonaugh, the head academy coach.
Our problem is we don't think highly enough of it, and so we think we've got to wrap it up in all kinds of other things.
We think highly of him and his credentials speak of themselves," he said.
However, many users don't think highly of the new feature, the Los Angeles Times reports.
I know they think highly of me because I have been selected for Great Britain international matches against Slovenia, Slovakia, Italy, Brazil and China.
Still, even as he launched and led successful businesses, first in North Carolina and now in Florida, Mariano continued to think highly of UM, praising the university for the positive impact it's made in the community.
Yes, we are the rigid and narrow-minded few who don't think highly of gays
Grayson said: "Sanchez is a good, young prospect who Arsenal think highly of.
I really, really think highly of him so he will wait his chance and, when he gets it, I am sure he will be difficult to dislodge.