not take kindly to (something)

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not take kindly to (something)

To be unreceptive to, displeased by, or unwilling to accept a particular 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.
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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.