not take kindly to somebody/something

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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