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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Stan you were an exceptional man and my dear mother thought the world of you.
Lee, Thomas and Martin (Happy birthday Bronwyn, to the one we thought the world of.
Instead of a card we send our love, instead of a gift a prayer to the one we thought the world of and miss beyond compare.
No special day is needed for us to think of you, you were always special and we thought the world of you.
He had got Bella from a friend and thought the world of her, although he hadn't had her for very long.
Paying tribute to her husband, Lisa Powell said: "Neil was a very loving person who thought the world of his children.
I went out with my last girlfriend, who's 21, for two years and thought the world of her.
The Bible-bashing virgin said that although he thought the world of the 28 year-old window-dresser from Redditch, Worcestershire, romance was not on the cards.
He thought the world of his parents, his baby sister and his home.
She said: "Robin would have loved to see the horse win; he thought the world of him and it's all a bit too emotional for me.
A prayer from all those who loved you, memories fond and true, in our hearts you live forever because we thought the world of you.
He thought the world of his children and they thought the world of him.
He said: "She thought the world of people she worked with and they thought the world of her.
He was well-respected and well-loved by hundreds of people and as a doctor his patients thought the world of him.
I have been an Arsenal fan for 50 years and thought the world of O'Leary as a player, but since he took over at Leeds and started spouting his mouth off my estimation of him has gone down to zero.