One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Regard with disapproval.
disapprove of, deplore, abhor, find unacceptable, be against, frown on, take a dim view of, look askance at, take exception to, detest, despise, execrateView synonyms
- ‘The council takes a dim view of this type of mindless destruction and will pursue aggressively all vandals.’
- ‘As time went by, as the name Guernica became associated with a picture rather than a place, many Basques took a dim view of a painting made far away by someone who had no special affinity with Basque culture.’
- ‘He added that the council took a dim view of people using disabled parking spaces, which is why the fine was so high.’
- ‘The match officials took a dim view of his persistent remonstrations and he was ordered to sit in the stand for the second half.’
- ‘Residents view street cleaning as a fundamental job of their council, and will take a dim view of any further deterioration of the service.’
- ‘Both pupils and parents should realise that this authority is determined to stamp out truancy and unnecessary absence and that it takes a dim view of parents who condone truancy - even at Christmas.’
- ‘As a former chairman I would take a dim view of not being allowed into a dressing room.’
- ‘Since the pampered little wretches have an acre of grass apiece and a daily bucket of sheep muesli, we took a dim view of their varying their diet with bark.’
- ‘Planners took a dim view of the situation and refused retrospective planning permission for the display.’
- ‘If information is received and no action is taken the force would take a dim view of that.’
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