not sit easily (with one)

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not sit easily (with one)

To not be agreeable to one's values or sensibilities. The idea that some children have to go hungry in this country just doesn't sit easily with me. Some aspects of my proposal didn't sit easily with them, but I assured them that things could be changed to accommodate their preferences.
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China's violent repression of religion and its forced-abortion policies don't sit easily with the Roman Catholic faith.
The things that have been written don't sit easily with me, they wouldn't sit easily with any of Jess's friends.
Gerrard and Frank Lampard don't sit easily with one another in central midfield; Joe Cole does, to his credit, interpret a difficult role decently enough but isn't the answer to the 'left-hand side question'; Beckham is not the dynamo he was.
The wonderful Annette Bening isn't given enough to do, and the scenes of budding romance between herself and Costner don't sit easily with the flow of the story - at times they're more likely to make audiences stifle a giggle rather than sigh with emotion.