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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.
See also: fool, not, suffer

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]
See also: fool, gladly, not, suffer

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.
See also: fool, gladly, not, suffer

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’.
See also: fool, gladly, not, suffer
References in classic literature ?
He was, I believe, not in the least an ill-natured man: very much the opposite, I should say; but he would not suffer fools gladly.
This is done by a distinguished lot of golf Pharisees who will not suffer fools gladly.
Standards in both need to be extremely high due to the nature of their work and they do not suffer fools gladly.
Everyone trusted and respected Willie, he did not suffer fools gladly, he treated everyone the same.
A subplot concerns Robert Ortiz, who admittedly has "no difficulty commanding men, but no aptitude for administrative duties and little for public relations, and I do not suffer fools well," whose Hispanic heritage does not help his "goal is to become a high-ranking detective with the state police or the police department of one of the larger cities.
A true legend in his own lifetime, he did not suffer fools lightly but he was well-liked and a good supporter of the branch.
Inevitably, he explained that he did not suffer fools gladly, while refusing to take advice from Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi, an approach displayed by that other Devon hotelier Basil Fawlty.
Double Grand Slam-winner Mike was a world-class scrum-half and a born winner who you just knew did not suffer fools gladly.
45pm A male nurse delays proposing to his girlfriend until he has won the approval of her strict father, a former CIA agent who does not suffer fools gladly, and vows to be on his best behaviour during a visit to her family home.
But Tess has her own style, does not suffer fools gladly, chastises when necessary and, week by week, has grown in confidence until she has made the presenter's role her own.
I know Janet does not suffer fools lightly, will keep Labour Ministers on their toes and speak up for North Wales in the Assembly, just as she has done in council in Conwy.
As we all know, Stephen Harper does not suffer fools, though he seems to be continually surrounded by them.
Ashley obviously does not suffer fools gladly and it is a shame that more clubs are not run in similar efficient manner.
He has similarities to Sir Alex in that he does not suffer fools gladly and he's attack minded as Manchester United normally are.
She is one of the most serious, focussed government ministers who do not suffer fools gladly and is known to run an extremely tight ship.