think little of (someone or something)

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think little of (someone or something)

To have little or no regard or concern for someone or something. Your boss seems to think very little of you, judging by the way she speaks about you behind your back. These corporations think little of the rights and desires that you, the consumer, might have—all that matters to them is the bottom line.
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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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However, Boks enforcer Botha was thinking little of the past, instead salivating over the prospect of another brutal encounter at Twickenham.
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The man passed the bike once, thinking little of it, because the area is popular for riding.
Thinking little of it, the collector dropped his purchases into his carry-on bag and jetted home.