frown on

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frown on (third-person singular simple present frowns on, present participle frowning on, simple past and past participle frowned on)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see frown,‎ on.
    Susan doesn't like Mondays, so every week she frowns on Monday morning.
  2. (figuratively) To disapprove of (something or someone, often a behavior); to express disapproval of (something or someone).
    Coach frowns on smoking, even in the off-season.