English version

not take kindly to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnot take kindly to somethingnot take kindly to somethingto be unwilling to accept a situation because it annoys you She does not take kindly to criticism. kindly
Examples from the Corpus
not take kindly to somethingThe whips, however, would not take kindly to a woman set among them.As will have appeared previously, judges do not take kindly to abbreviations in speech.Presumably killers did not take kindly to amateur detectives.Nancy doesn't take kindly to being corrected.A bachelor who did not take kindly to children under any circumstances, he found the atmosphere at Four Winds appalling.But she does not take kindly to criticism.Neon Tetras when young do not take kindly to fresh water.Because they are human beings and not two-legged souvenirs, Aborigines do not take kindly to having their pictures taken.Wood, which is really a craftsman's material, does not take kindly to the inevitable abuses of an emergency.
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