take a dim view of


take a dim view of
{v. phr.} 1. To have doubts about; feel unsure or anxious about. * /Tom took a dim view of his chances of passing the exam./ * /Betty hoped to go on a picnic, but she took a dim view of the weather./ 2. To be against; disapprove. * /John's father took a dim view of his wanting to borrow the car./ * /The teacher took a dim view of the class's behavior./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • take\ a\ dim\ view\ of — v. phr. 1. To have doubts about; feel unsure or anxious about. Tom took a dim view of his chances of passing the exam. Betty hoped to go on a picnic, but she took a dim view of the weather. 2. To be against; disapprove. John s father took a dim… …   Словарь американских идиом

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