think highly of (someone or something)

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think highly 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 highly of you, judging from the reference letter she wrote for you. Somehow I doubt the mayor will think too highly of an article exposing all of his financial details.
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think ˈhighly of somebody/something

have a very high opinion of somebody/something: Her teachers think highly of her.His paintings are highly thought of by the critics.
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Others might think highly of us if we did, but Almighty Allah knows our true selves.
'At a time when Scottish football is being criticised, it is good to know top people in the game think highly of us.