set store by
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- To believe that something is very necessary or important.
- We live in a society that sets great store by science and technology.
- set great store by - is probably the most common form.
- There are many variations on set store by, using various head verbs such as put, keep, etc. and final preposition by, in, on. Often inserting great, or much before store.
- I put great store in his natural abilities.