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.
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