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not take kindly to (something)

To be unreceptive to, displeased by, or unwilling to accept a particular thing, behavior, or activity. Be careful—I hear they don't take kindly to strangers in that town. John just doesn't take kindly to criticism, which is why no one tells him what they really think.
See also: kindly, not, take

take kindly to (something)

To be receptive to, pleased by, or willing to accept a particular behavior or activity. (Usually used in negative constructions.) John just doesn't take kindly to criticism, which is why no one tells him what they really think. I'd take more kindly to your request if you didn't have such a nasty tone when you said it.
See also: kindly, take

look kindly on (someone or something)

To be receptive to, approving of, pleased by, or show favor to someone or something. The community has so far looked kindly on the government's development plan for the area. Following the coup, the newly instated dictator did not look kindly on those who previously opposed him.
See also: kindly, look, on

look kindly upon (someone or something)

To be receptive to, approving of, pleased by, or show favor to accept someone or something. The community has so far looked kindly upon the government's development plan for the area. Following the coup, the newly instated dictator did not look kindly upon those who previously opposed him.
See also: kindly, look, upon

take kindly to something

to be agreeable to something. My father doesn't take kindly to anyone using his tools. I hope they'll take kindly to our request.
See also: kindly, take

Thank you kindly.

Thank you very much. Tom: May I give you a lift? Jane: Why, yes. Thank you kindly. Mary: That's a nice suit, and you wear it well. Charlie: Thankyou kindly, ma'am.
See also: kindly, thank

take kindly to

Be receptive to, attracted by, or pleased with, as in He'll take kindly to the criticism if it's constructive, or Henry won't take kindly to your stepping on his newly planted grass. This idiom uses kindly in the sense of "in a pleasant or agreeable manner." [c. 1800]
See also: kindly, take

look ˈkindly on/upon somebody/something

(formal) approve of somebody/something: He hoped they would look kindly on his request.

not take ˈkindly to somebody/something

find it difficult to accept somebody/something: I don’t take kindly to criticism from him.She didn’t take kindly to my suggestion.

take kindly to

1. To be receptive to: take kindly to constructive criticism.
2. To be naturally attracted or fitted to; thrive on.
See also: kindly, take
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Rather than arbitrarily stopping your medications, kindly see your counsellor who will suggest other more amenable medications that you can take.
Queen Kindly was sent on her way an 11-2 chance for the Group Three Summer Stakes but she was agonisingly denied by a short head as Mystic Dawn seized the day in a stirring finish.
Conditions at Pontefract look just about ideal and though there are some interesting horses in the line-up, it is fair to say Queen Kindly has less on her plate than in most of her other races to date.
Conditions at Pontefract look just about ideal, and though there are some interesting horses in the lineup, it is fair to say Queen Kindly has less on her plate than in most of her other races to date.
from 7th Bridge to 8th Bridge toward #AbuDhabi , kindly take caution and use alternative routes.
Part of a Kindly Plan is the ninth instrumental album by music artist Nathan Speir, and features primarily acoustic instruments including acoustic piano, steel and nylon; string acoustic guitars; wooden flute; cello; harmonica; rain-stick and singing bowls.
Similarly, at Kindly Care, Lebovic has taken an active approach to screening available care providers.
TWENTY-Four hours after Wesley Ward waxed lyrical about Cheveley Park Stakes favourite Lady aurelia, richard Fahey gave his own glowing endorsement to big-race rival Queen Kindly, describing the daughter of Frankel as the filly of his lifetime.
NEWSBOY'S 1-2-3 1 BLETCHLEY 2 CUFF 3 QUEEN KINDLY BLETCHLEY showed plenty of promise on her debut and, with plenty of untapped potential to draw on, should not be underestimated.
Just prior to the service at the West Road Crematorium, I struck up a conversation with two very kindly ladies and I'm sure one of them told me she was a distant cousin of my late father.
Ben and his partner Lesley kindly bought dinner for my wife and myself at the famous Corse Lawn House Hotel.
Organisers would like to thank everyone for their support especially Jeorge at the New Crown Inn, who organised the cooking and entertainment, Bookers for kindly donating the food and everyone who kindly donated raffle prizes.
1st Place--Oliver Sclanders (Team 'Forever Young')--605mm--R10 000 kindly sponsored by Compendium Insurance Brokers and Let it Swim, Shayamoya week-end for 2, framed 18/100 'Let it Swim' print by Craig Bertram Smith, 'Buzz' Bezuidenhout custom folder with Hippo ivory, African Fisherman subscription and various fishing tackle items kindly sponsored by Rapala VMC and Let it Swim.
McCrea are kindly giving away McCrea are kindly giving away two Davis Cup tickets for Friday's two Davis Cup tickets for Friday'session at the Emirates Arena.
Would Friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the Crematorium.