think the world of (someone or something)

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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 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.
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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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He looks kind and good-hearted," said Anne loyally, "and I'm sure he thinks the world of Jane.
Well, I seen pretty quick that Jerry thinks the world of Gentleman.
Everyone thinks the world of him here, but he is a Villa player and it would be disrespectful to talk about him.
His trainer thinks the world of him, and I can see his having a bit too much toe for Footy Facts.
Describing a shooter who thinks the world of gun enthusiasm is not demarcated by color, class, or gender, she writes, "This belief in the inherent diversity of gun enthusiasm as it's practiced is interesting for several reasons.
I know our coach, Geoff Marsh, thinks the world of him.
He carries resentment for his son and thinks the world of De La Hoya.
Maxine's mum Doreen may be driving her and husband Ashley nuts with her prolonged stay in Corrie, but at least lookalike Yvonne Tandy's mother-in-law Lilian thinks the world of her.
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