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think the world of (someone or something)

To have an extremely high opinion of someone or something; to be very fond of or greatly admire someone or something. I thought the world of my dad growing up. Would you mind if I got an autograph? My son thinks the world of your writing.
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think the world of someone or something

Fig. to be very fond of someone or something. Mary thinks the world of her little sister. The old lady thinks the world of her cats.
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think the world of

see under think a lot of.
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think the world of

have a very high regard for.
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think the ˈworld of somebody/something

like, admire or respect somebody/something very much: The children think the world of their new teacher. OPPOSITE: you, he, etc. can’t stand somebody/something
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