think a lot of

Also, think highly or well or the world of. Have a good opinion of, regard very favorably, as in I think a lot of my daughter-in-law, or He didn't think highly of this company, or Dean thought the world of his youngest. These expressions use think in the sense of “regard” or “value,” a usage dating from the late 1300s. For antonyms, see not think much of; think little of.


Nearby words

  1. things are looking up,
  2. thingstead,
  3. thingumabob,
  4. thingy,
  5. think,
  6. think aloud,
  7. think back,
  8. think better of,
  9. think big,
  10. think little of

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