have a low opinion of (something)

idiom

: to think that something is not very good
Most of the people surveyed have a low opinion of the organization.

Examples of have a low opinion of (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High school students across rural Northern California often have a low opinion of the university, said sophomore Brynna Garcia, one of the mixer event’s moderators, partly because — as Perez acknowledged — Chico recruiters rarely travel to those towns to speak with prospective students. Matt Krupnick, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Texans, like many Americans, have felt the strain of rising inflation and have a low opinion of President Biden. New York Times, 24 July 2022 Solid majorities favor joining both the EU and NATO and also have a low opinion of Russia; hardly a surprise given Russia’s annexation of Crimea and sponsorship of violent separatists in the Donbas region. Alexander B. Downes, CNN, 27 Feb. 2022 Some of us are cynics and have a low opinion of humanity—that people are mostly bad and innately selfish. Ryan Krogh, Outside Online, 11 May 2021

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“Have a low opinion of (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20low%20opinion%20of%20%28something%29. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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