think a great deal of (someone or something)

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think a great deal 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 a great deal of you, judging from the reference letter she wrote for you. Somehow I doubt the mayor will think too a great deal of an article exposing all of his financial details.
See also: deal, great, of, think