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not suffer fools (gladly)

To refuse to deal with or tolerate ignorant people or behavior. My father was a shrewd, well respected businessman who didn't suffer fools gladly. You'll learn not to suffer fools when you've been in this job for a few weeks.
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not suffer fools gladly

Refuse to tolerate stupidity, as in Chris can be intimidating at these meetings; she does not suffer fools gladly. This expression comes from the New Testament (II Corinthians 11:19), where Paul sarcastically says, "For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise." [c. 1600]
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not suffer fools gladly

If you do not suffer fools gladly, you are not patient with people who you think are stupid. She doesn't suffer fools gladly and, in her view, most people are fools.
See also: fool, gladly, not, suffer

not suffer fools gladly

be impatient or intolerant towards people you regard as unwise or unintelligent.
This expression refers to 2 Corinthians 11:19: ‘For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise’.
2001 Daily Telegraph Such was her expertise as a Victorianist that her advice was widely sought, though she did not suffer fools gladly.
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not suffer fools ˈgladly

not be patient or polite with people who are less intelligent than you: He says what he thinks and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Some people consider him a bit arrogant.
Suffer here means ‘accept somebody annoying or unpleasant without complaining’.
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I will never break another flower," cried Eva; " but let me go to them, dear Fairy; I would gladly know the lovely spirits, and ask forgiveness for the sorrow I have caused.
They clung about her tenderly, and little Rose-Leaf placed a flower crown on her head, whispering softly, "When you would come to us again, stand by the brook-side and wave this in the air, and we will gladly take you to our home again.
Cadj, the High Priest," he announced, "would sacrifice you both to the Flaming God; but all of us except Cadj would gladly return to Opar with our queen.
She invited me at last to come, and be at her house till I could find something to do, and it should cost me very little, and this I gladly accepted of.
According to Tim Burke, partner of Electronic Art LLC, many kiosk vendors will gladly sell hardware to companies without knowing if it is the right solution for the software being used, or for the business model.
Kavanagh, 34, told Judge Paul Carney: "If I could get the death penalty, I would gladly take it.
And don't think you have to venture to an exotic land to satisfy us; we'll also gladly welcome photos of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse in San Diego or the mist-shrouded meadows of the Yosemite Valley.
In exchange for her soul, Lucy, who happens to be the devil, offers fame and fortune, which V gladly accepts thinking what the hell is a soul - that's later in life, make that death.
Miss Rhiannon said she gladly gives lectures for police about her eight-day ordeal, which included being kept in a coffin inside a wheelie bin.
Readers of THE NEW AMERICAN will gladly receive his point that hospital administrators and social workers were wrong in judging preemie William Goforth to be unworthy of the costs involved in keeping him alive.
How gladly would we unsay something we said a few moments ago, how thankful we would be if we could wipe out the discussion.
Estrada gladly took the booking and one Pride led to others.
Laura's manner is brusque; she does not gladly suffer fools or excuse-makers.
We will gladly provide a free inspection and report on the progress of your indoor asthma garden.
In a sense, he is like a cultural semi-otician drunk with narcissism, gladly seduced by the power of reason to remap the world in relation to the rules of the unconscious, but aware that all of this is only a fiction set loose by a new mythological iconography, one that is deceptively accessible but mischievously unutilitarian.