think highly of (someone or something)

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think highly 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 highly of you, judging from the reference letter she wrote for you. Somehow I doubt the mayor will think too highly of an article exposing all of his financial details.
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think ˈhighly of somebody/something

have a very high opinion of somebody/something: Her teachers think highly of her.His paintings are highly thought of by the critics.
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Everyone thought highly of him. He will be missed by everyone at the club."
"Newcastle also think highly of him and whenever I've seen him play I have always thought highly of him, so he's a good acquisition to our team and we just need to make sure we play to all our strengths and we'll all be fine."
The women assaulted by Paul Wathey, 50, still thought highly of him and there was no history of domestic violence, Teesside Crown Court heard.
They thought highly of him there and he does the basic jobs of a defender well.
"He's worked in places like Lloyds Bar where employers thought highly of him," the barrister told a judge.
We will see how much water is put on the track before making a final decision about running." Oliver Cole, assistant to Paul Cole, trainer of Serva Jugum "He ran well at Windsor the other day and we have always thought highly of him. It is quite a hot race with Twice Over in there, but we are expecting a good performance from him."
"I've always thought highly of him and it's nice when they prove it on the track - but whatever he does this year he is going to improve upon next season.
His trainer Hughie Morrison had always thought highly of him, it was just that sometimes he had difficulty leaving the stalls with the other runners, giving himself too much to do.
But his regiment thought highly of him and wanted to retain him.
Whinmill House has had a lot of problems and he'd been unlucky, but we've always thought highly of him and he's improving now."