think much of (someone or something)

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think much 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 much of you, judging from the reference letter she wrote for you. Somehow I doubt the mayor will think too much of an article exposing all of his financial details.
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References in classic literature ?
Dear Mr Clennam, I dare say you think little of having been a friend to me when I had no other (not that I have any other now, for I have made no new friends), but I think much of it, and I never can forget it.
Richard Bernstein: I think that the candidates that have emerged, I think the platforms are in the process of being firmed and I think much of what has been said here earlier today I am in agreement with...which is ...the current administration has done a terrific job and I think you set the path.
Not surprisingly, Microsoft does not think much of those ideas.
It's a bizarre sort of thing, but I think much of the liberal community is open to that sort of reasoning these days.