not take kindly to


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not take kindly to somebody/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.
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not take kindly to something

to be angered by something Gomez, who had a great deal of experience, did not take kindly to advice.
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Dancers and choreographers, ballet masters and regisseurs do not take kindly to non-dancers controlling their destinies or making decisions for them.
But let me admit my mind does not take kindly to the idea of year 2000 or even 1000.