take a dim view

take a dim view

To view unfavorably; to disapprove. I'm afraid the administration is taking a dim view of that legislation, so it will most likely get vetoed. The authorities take a dim view of any kind of fraud, even what you might think is a minor offense.
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Trouble is, they also take a dim view of other stuff, like women driving or talking to men they aren't married to.