take a dim view

idiom

: to have a negative opinion
They take a dim view of the country's current foreign policy.

Examples of take a dim view in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed the stock now sells at 35% below its level of four years ago, showing that the markets take a dim view of its prospects. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2023 Court documents released in November saw officials take a dim view of the March 2022 incident in which a university student, identified only by his surname, Wang, had his laptop damaged while on a train to the city of Wuhan. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 7 Dec. 2022 Jones’ comments indicate that regulators could take a dim view of the acquisition, which would mean the end of Spirit, the nation’s biggest discount airline. David Koenig, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Sep. 2022 Jones' comments indicate that regulators could take a dim view of the acquisition, which would mean the end of Spirit, the nation’s biggest discount airline. David Koenig, ajc, 27 Sep. 2022 Nearly all these stories take a dim view of humanity's likely reaction to the end of the world. David Faris, The Week, 13 Jan. 2022 At a time when many Americans take a dim view of the legislative process, Raskin is volubly a true believer. Nathan Heller, Vogue, 4 Jan. 2022 Public health experts generally take a dim view of booster self-selection. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 15 Sep. 2021 Some drivers take a dim view of crossing guards for this very same reason. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021

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“Take a dim view.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20dim%20view. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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