Idiom:  not take kindly to something / someone


Idiom:  not take kindly to something / someone

  • to be annoyed by something/someone
  • to not be pleased by something/someone

Example sentences

— don’t take kindly to young people who speak to me by my first name at the grocery store.

— He doesn’t take kindly to anyone who criticizes  him even when their comments can help him.

— I did not take kindly to my manager’s suggestion that I wear more makeup and jewelry.

— My dog did not take kindly to the new diet dog food the vet recommended.

— I really don't take kindly to my babysitter playing around with my expensive makeup so I had to talk to her about it.

— I doubt the director will take kindly to your suggestions.

— My mom doesn't take kindly to my advice about her cooking.

— Most parents don't take kindly to unsolicited parenting advice.

— Many cultures don't take kindly to compliments about their children—they're afraid you're giving them "the evil eye."

— We didn't take kindly to the loud people on the flight.

— Usually my niece doesn't take kindly when I give her money but nowadays she practically asks for it.


  • get your knickers in a twist
  • get your dander up

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