English version

take a dim view of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake a dim view of somethingtake a dim view of somethingDISAPPROVEto disapprove of something Miss Watson took a dim view of Paul’s behaviour. dim
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take a dim view of somethingAs a keen amateur astronomer I take a dim view of being mistaken for a fortune teller!Magistrate Rosemary Watters told Hannon this type of behaviour was unacceptable and the court took a dim view of it.I hope that the Minister is not back-tracking on them because we would take a dim view of that.They were summoned to see Miss Rudge who took a dim view of the episode.But let's assume that as a reader of this paper you take a dim view of these matters.The electorate took a dim view of this practice when the government used it to get the consumption tax through in December.Management took a dim view of union organizing efforts.Most workers instinctively know this and, in most circumstances, take a dim view of union organizing efforts.The tendency of bureaucrats to take a dim view of whistle-blowers is particularly marked in the military.
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