not suffer fools gladly

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.
He was well respected in his field of work and was a fair man who did not suffer fools gladly.
I still do not suffer fools gladly, but I am more tolerant of them.
They do not suffer fools gladly but being strong enough to wear the shirt is one of the reasons behind another remarkable FA Cup run.
He did not suffer fools gladly, as he shot down questions he did not believe worthy in scenes similar to his BBC TV show - but it was three politicians who got the full Alan Sugar treatment.
In a book released in 2007, Bobby said: "My wife is a very strong character and does not suffer fools gladly.
The commission would not suffer fools gladly. A group of these disgruntled middlemen soon waged relentless wars in the media and other public spaces to undermine and ridicule the leadership of the commission, which culminated in appearances before the National Assembly almost on a daily basis.
A brilliant mind with an exceptionally abrasive tongue who evidently does not suffer fools gladly, Mr Miguna has never gone out of his way to endear himself to any other person, which is quite an admirable, if negative, trait.
"It's always been my experience that if you are dealing with someone who you think may not suffer fools gladly, it's probably quite a good idea not to be a fool" - Robin Fell, who was the Commons head doorkeeper, defends Speaker John Bercow against accusations of bullying.
Rex Tillerson did not suffer fools gladly. He called Donald Trump a "moron" in a private conversation after one meeting at the Pentagon, and did not take the opportunity to deny it when a journalist asked him in public.
Standards in both need to be extremely high due to the nature of their work and they do not suffer fools gladly.
Shobana does not suffer fools gladly. And nor should she; the 200-odd film veteran has worked on projects ranging from Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada to English.
A consummate professional, she's always helpful to young actors or new arrivals but does not suffer fools gladly.
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.
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