don't patronize me

(redirected from patronize)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to patronize: don't patronize me

don't patronize me

Don't condescend to me; don't talk to me as if I were stupid. A: "Sir, you just need to put your card in the reader there, and then type in your PIN number when it prompts you to." B: "Don't patronize me, I know how to use one of these!"
References in periodicals archive ?
The conclusion is apparently strengthened in the IRS's view by the fact that a grower that patronizes more than one of the three members is still limited to a single vote.
I have also passed on the word about good companies, as well as those I don't patronize.
This was a case where for only a few thousand dollars ($2,500) we could make it possible for disabled people to patronize several of our businesses.
While the affluent shop all the mainstream retail channels, they are more than twice as likely to patronize a warehouse club store and nine percent more likely to frequent a mass merchandiser when compared with households who earn $20,000 or less.
Bahrain Olympic Committee President and Supreme Council for Youth and Sport Chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa will patronize the final ceremony at 07:00 at Bahrain National Stadium.
Evans said he would be less likely to patronize a bar where the owner complies with the ban.
Among premium item users, more than one in five indicate they will visit a chain they now patronize more often if that chain was to offer premium menu items, and fully 95% say they will purchase such items on at least some of their visits to chains they currently patronize.
Madinah, Rabi'I 28, 1435, Jan 29, 2014, SPA -- Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Madinah region, will patronize here on 9 Rabi' II the ''1st Forum for School Accreditation'' to be organized by the Bureau of Education for Arab Gulf States in partnership with Taibah University and Approach for Training and Teaching.
The council has send its proposal to the Royal Court, asking for His Majesty the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to patronize the project," he added.
Catlett said he hoped the community would patronize the school's carnival, which will be held from 10 a.
Nasdaq:DSCM), a leading online provider of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products, encourages consumers to patronize only U.
Riyadh, Safar 3, 1435, Dec 6, 2013, SPA -- Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, will patronize the honoring ceremony for the winners of King Khalid Prize, which will be held in Riyadh next Sunday.
Shaikha Mariam bint Hassan Al-Khalifa to patronize the graduation ceremony of the 5th batch of Shaikha Hessa Girls' School (SHGS), held today at the Gulf Hotel's Convention Centre.
The three most important factors to fast-food users in their selection of a quick-service chain to patronize continue to be the cleanliness of the restaurant (77% rated this "extremely important"), taste or flavor of the food (73%), and order accuracy (65%).
Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) First Deputy Chairman and Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa will patronize the event.