take a dim view

Definition of take a dim view

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

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

dim play
  1. : emitting or having a limited or insufficient amount of light

  2. : dull, lusterless

  3. : lacking pronounced, clear-cut, or vigorous quality or character

  1. : to make dim or lusterless

  2. : to reduce the light from

  3. : to become dim

  1. : dusk, dimness

  2. : low beam

view play
  1. : extent or range of vision : sight

  2. : the act of seeing or examining : inspection

  3. : a mode or manner of looking at or regarding something

  1. : to look at attentively : scrutinize, observe

  2. : see, watch

  3. : to look on in a particular light : regard


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