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Idioms

think the world of

This page is about the idiom think the world of

Meaning

If you think the world of someone, you admire and respect them very much.

For example

  • If there's one person most of us think the world of, I guess it'd be Nelson Mandela.

  • You're a wonderful teacher Miriam, and your students think the world of you, so please don't quit your job.

Quick Quiz

Dr. Ling's patients think the world of him because he

a. really seems to care

b. really charges a lot

c. treats them really quickly

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Contributor: Matt Errey