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    rise in somebody's estimation

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Dolezhal smiled at her, “Madam, the more I know you, the higher you rise in my estimation.” (Heyn’s “The Eyes of Reason”, book two, chapter 13)

    rise in somebody’s estimation = make a good impression on someone

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: rise in somebody's estimation

    Not exactly, making a good impression usually refers to the first meeting, whereas your phrase usually refers to a re-evaluation of someone who is already known.

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    Re: rise in somebody's estimation

    then, maybe "create/give a good impression" or "arouse admiration into someone's eyes"

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