take kindly to something


take kindly to something
(not) take kindly to (something) to not like something that someone says or does.

Be careful what you say to Mike - he doesn't take kindly to criticism.

I didn't take kindly to being thrown out of the team.


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  • take kindly to something — take kindly to (something) to willingly accept a particular behavior or activity. Americans don t take kindly to being told what to say. I don t think the state would take kindly to the mental health system being taken over by a judge. In general …   New idioms dictionary

  • not take kindly to something — phrase to be annoyed by something Paul does not take kindly to laziness. Thesaurus: to be, or to become angry or annoyedsynonym Main entry: kindly * * * not take ˈkindly to sth/sb idiom to not like sth/sb …   Useful english dictionary

  • not take kindly to something — (not) take kindly to (something) to not like something that someone says or does. Be careful what you say to Mike he doesn t take kindly to criticism. I didn t take kindly to being thrown out of the team …   New idioms dictionary

  • not take kindly to something — not take kindly to (something) to be angered by something. Gomez, who had a great deal of experience, did not take kindly to advice …   New idioms dictionary

  • not take kindly to something — not take kindly to (someone/something) to not be pleased by someone or something. He did not take kindly to instruction or advice. Society did not take kindly to women who wanted a career in those days …   New idioms dictionary

  • not take kindly to something — to be annoyed by something Paul does not take kindly to laziness …   English dictionary

  • take kindly to — (something) to willingly accept a particular behavior or activity. Americans don t take kindly to being told what to say. I don t think the state would take kindly to the mental health system being taken over by a judge. In general, Renee doesn t …   New idioms dictionary

  • take kindly to — (not) take kindly to (something) to not like something that someone says or does. Be careful what you say to Mike he doesn t take kindly to criticism. I didn t take kindly to being thrown out of the team …   New idioms dictionary

  • take kindly to — verb be willing or inclined to accept (Freq. 1) He did not take kindly to my critical remarks • Hypernyms: ↑tend, ↑be given, ↑lean, ↑incline, ↑run • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • not take kindly to — (not) take kindly to (something) to not like something that someone says or does. Be careful what you say to Mike he doesn t take kindly to criticism. I didn t take kindly to being thrown out of the team …   New idioms dictionary