Archive for February 11, 2011

inseparable phrasal verb: frown on

Today’s phrasal verb is “frown on” and it is used when we want to talk about when someone disapproves of something. In other words, when someone thinks a certain situation is not a good way to live. For example:

My mother frowns on couples who live together before marriage.

I used to frown on drinking alcohol, but now I sometimes like to drink.

A: Don’t your parents frown on you being a rock musician?

B: No, they think it’s cool.

This expression is a little formal but not extremely.

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