frown upon


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frown upon

To show one's disapproval of something. I just know my mother frowns upon my decision to go to a state school. Please stop frowning upon my choice and support me!
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At the Cuba Tourist Board office in Toronto, Canada, Gabriel Alvarez--himself a native of Cardenas--says Cuban authorities disapprove of attempts to turn Elian into a tourist attraction and will likely frown upon cycling trips past the Gonzalez family home, Still, the international tug-of-war over the 6-year-old has boosted the town's cachet.
Most clients frown upon hearing the antics of toddlers during important business conversations.
Heckman says that the APA would like to see the NFPA and others that frown upon consumer fireworks use, to tone down the anti-fireworks campaign and turn up the safety message.
Heckman says that the APA would like to see the NFPA and others that frown upon fireworks use tone down the anti-fireworks campaign and turn up the safety message.
Its creators frown upon mixing it with juices or other sweet concoctions that would mask or tarnish the clarity of this superior vodka.
Heckman says that the APA would like to see the NFPA and others that frown upon fireworks use, to tone down the anti-fireworks campaign and turn up the safety message.