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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 someone or something, or to 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 someone or something, or to show favor to 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

thanks kindly

A very polite and friendly expression of gratitude to someone (for something). A: "Here are the documents you asked for, Mr. Lubbock." B: "Thanks kindly, Sarah." A: "That's a really nice dress, Mrs. Marshal." B: "Aw, that's so sweet—thanks kindly, Billy!"
See also: kindly, thanks

thank you kindly

A very polite and friendly expression of gratitude to someone (for something). A: "Here are the documents you asked for, Mr. Lubbock." B: "Thank you kindly, Sarah." A: "That's a really nice dress, Mrs. Marshal." B: "Aw, that's so sweet. Thank you kindly, Billy!"
See also: kindly, thank

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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A spokeswoman for Broadland Wineries said The Live Kindly Drinks Company was "focusing on non-alcoholic drinks with societal and environmental benets" and was "currently exploring a number of product styles, brand concepts and partnerships".
DURING the Easter holidays, a team of volunteers from BSI Loughborough kindly gave up their time to tidy the grounds at Thorpe Acre Junior School.
Full Name (kindly include middle name, not the initial)
In "A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around You" Donna Cameron uses stories, observation, humor, and summaries of expert research while sharing her experience committing to 365 days of practicing kindness.
"Kindly vacate to avoid any inconveniences or forceful eviction from the landlord," independent administrator Peter Kahi said.
Kindly discuss these options with your doctor, preferably a specialist doctor at a Teaching or Specialist hospital nearest to you.
In a circular issued to all travel agents in Oman, Dr Abdulrazaq J al Raisi, chairman, Board of Airline Representatives, Sultanate of Oman, said, 'You are kindly requested to inform all your passengers to report at the new airport three hours before flights' scheduled departure time.
QUEEN Kindly must go well in the Flying Fillies' Stakes at Pontefract today.
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.
"Kindly take caution and use alternative routes," advised the Dubai Police through social media.
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.
Lebovic has started Kindly Care Inc., a kind of San Francisco-based home care exchange that helps individuals who need care and their families connect directly with people who provide non-medical care for frail older adults and adults with disabilities.
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.