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British pronunciation/θˈɪŋk ðə wˈɜːld ɒv ˌɛsbˈiː/
American pronunciation/θˈɪŋk ðə wˈɜːld ʌv ˌɛsbˈiː/
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to be extremely fond of someone or greatly admire them

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What is the origin of the idiom "think the world of someone" and when to use it?

The idiom "think the world of someone" has its origins in the English language and can be traced back to at least the late 19th century. The phrase emerged from the concept that the world is a vast and diverse place, full of individuals and experiences. When someone says they "think the world of someone," they are expressing that this person occupies an exceptionally significant position in their thoughts and emotions. The term "world" symbolizes the entirety of their regard and esteem for that individual.

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