put (great) store by something

put (great) store by something
to think that something is very important

I’ve never set much store by money and possessions.

Thesaurus: to value something or someonesynonym
Main entry: store

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set/put (great, etc.) ˈstore by sth idiom
to consider sth to be important

She sets great store by her appearance.

It is unwise to put too much store by these statistics.

Main entry:storeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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