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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
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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.
However, he didn't suffer fools gladly, and I'm sure those who know him will greet that description with a wry smile.
No, he didn't suffer fools gladly - and in my experience, quite a few of them chose to travel by coach - but he dealt with them firmly and professionally.
Standards in both need to be extremely high due to the nature of their work and they do not suffer fools gladly.
He doesn't suffer fools gladly and he'll have his team playing for him, that's for sure.
Not for one minute would I have suggested that the real matriarchs of the district - the Mums, Mams, Nins, Nans and Grans - were anything other than strong characters who didn't suffer fools gladly.
To make it happen you have to work hard, be professional and understand what your job is - all of those things are part of it "The boys know they need to start performing better and we've been doing that, so we need to take it up to another level because St Pat's are a decent team and don't suffer fools gladly.
A politician so eminent that he had to wait six years for this non-job, Ex-teacher Andy is said not to suffer fools gladly.
I think it's just what England needs - an honest, no-nonsense gaffer that is tactically aware and doesn't suffer fools gladly.
He doesn't suffer fools gladly, no one will be pulling his strings and he will do things very much his own way.
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.
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Insiders added that Watson doesn't suffer fools gladly, but as Janney is a lovely guy, charismatic and intelligent, they make a great couple.