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Related to frown on: scowling, Frowned Upon
frown on someone or something
to disapprove of someone or something; to show displeasure or disapproval of someone or something. The Internal Revenue Service frowns on tax cheaters. Aunt Clara always seemed to frown on my cousin for some reason.
frown on something
to disapprove of something You can wear jeans, but I think the restaurant frowns on shorts and sneakers.
Regard with disapproval or distaste, as in Pat frowns on bad language. this idiom transfers the disapproving facial expression to the thought it expresses. [Late 1500s]
frown onor frown upon
To disapprove of something: The administration frowns on late submissions of the required forms. My parents frown upon loud music.