to take kindly to

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - take kindly to

"to take kindly to"

to be receptive to, attracted by, or pleased with


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - take kindly to

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Do you think the boss will take kindly to my proposal?

Colleague 2: I believe that he will receptive to it. It does address a critical need in the organization and your proposal is well thought out and intelligent. I am sure that he will at least take a look at it and give you some feedback.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - take kindly to

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: How are your trumpet lessons going?

Friend 2: Really well but I am getting some complaints from my neighbors when I practice in my apartment.

Friend 1: I would imagine that people would not take kindly to that sort of racket.

Friend 2: Some of them are pretty upset.

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to take kindly to - Usage:


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to take kindly to - Gerund Form:

Taking kindly to the poor stray dog in the park, the woman adopted it.

to take kindly to - Examples:

1)  ... only participant you upset was the local self-proclaimed consulting detective, who didn't take kindly to an outsider barging in on his jurisdiction.

2)  ... and the Muslim Brotherhood may not take kindly to heavy military operations on their doorstep.

3)  Though I would never resort to a Hulk-smash I still don't take kindly to even my own wife talking bad about herself. It angers me.

4)  However, Voldemort did not take kindly to failure or disloyalty from his servants.

5)  The Linux community do not take kindly to being told how they should use their computer.

6)  Be aware that fragile settings and estate jewelry won't take kindly to being scrubbed with a toothbrush, so use a soft touch. 

7) ... paying low prices for what they know to be fakes, they don't take kindly to being ripped off with full-price fakes.

8)  Those in the military do not take kindly to their men being left behind.

9)  I do not take kindly to the threat of a lawsuit and an $11k fine.

10)  ... you're talking about electrifying fences and cattle prods, folks just don't take kindly to that.

11)  In general, gods don't take kindly to people who worship other gods.

12)  ... furthermore, I don't take kindly to your brief insulting remark.

13)  I do not take kindly to it when my time and attention are demanded of me.

14)  They do not take kindly to the idea of an upstart competitor.

15)  I highly doubt the more sane (i.e. Moderate) person will take kindly to suppression. 

16)  The General doesn't take kindly to hospitals and his behavior becomes a bit erratic.

17)  I don't take kindly to anyone who would draw a weapon on my partner.

18)  Georgia nose guard John Jenkins and many other players don't take kindly to the incessant bashing their coaches receive from some fans.

19)  Akin is their guy, and they would not take kindly to outside agitators forcing him to quit.

20)  ... and a very proud player who doesn't strike me as someone who'll take kindly to low-ball offers for 2013.