not like the sound of (something)

idiom

: to not like the idea of what is suggested by (something said or described) : to feel that what is suggested sounds bad or serious
"The doctor says my case is unusual." "I don't like the sound of that."

Dictionary Entries Near not like the sound of (something)

not like the look of

not like the sound of (something)

not long ago

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“Not like the sound of (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20like%20the%20sound%20of%20%28something%29. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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