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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We all thought the world of you. Husband Ken, Desmond, Amanda, Lesley, Steve, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In our hearts you will live forever, because we thought the world of you. Kenneth, Sylvia, Peter and Donna xx.
We all thought the world of you. Love and miss you always.) -Brokenhearted Sisters, Brothers, Nieces, Nephews and Families xxx.
No special day is needed for us to think of you, you were always special and we thought the world of you. Lovingly remembered by Mary, Bernie, Trisha and Pauline.
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. Reunited with Seamus R.I.P.