think the world of (someone or something)

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.
See also: of, think, world
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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.
See also: of, think, world
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

think the world of

see under think a lot of.
See also: of, think, world
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

think the world of someone

If you think the world of someone, you like and admire them very much or are very fond of them. He thinks the world of his little grandson. She was a lovely woman and I thought the world of her.
See also: of, someone, think, world
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

think the world of

have a very high regard for.
See also: of, think, world
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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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