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think little of someone or something

 and think nothing of someone or something
to have a low opinion of someone or something. Most experts think little of Jane's theory. People may think nothing of it now, but in a few years everyone will praise it. The critics thought little of her latest book.
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think little of

Have a poor opinion of, as in I think little of moving to Florida since none of us likes heat or humidity. This term uses think in the sense of "regard" or "value," a usage dating from the 1300s. Also see not think much of.
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think little of

To regard as inferior; have a poor opinion of.
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Campaigner Gwyneth Carragher, 54, of Louise Lorne Road, Moseley, said: "The gentleman who passed away was a decent member of the community but the courts seemed to think little of his life.
Emerson told Mailsport: "People always concentrate on my problems but think little of what I must adapt to here.