think a great deal of

think a great deal of or "think a lot of" also "think much of"  {v. phr.}
To consider to be very worthy, valuable, or important; to esteem highly.
Mary thinks a great deal of Tim.
The teacher thought a lot of Joe's project.
- The phrase "think much of" is usually used in negative sentences.
Father didn't think much of Paul's idea of buying a goat to save lawn mowing.
Contrast: THINK LITTLE OF.
Categories: {v. phr.}

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