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 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.
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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.
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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.