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suffer the consequences
To experience negative repercussions for one's actions or words, especially those that one would expect to incur punishment. I told you not to try to sneak in, and now that you've been caught, you're just going to have to suffer the consequences. If we do nothing to curb this pollution, I guarantee we will suffer the consequences in the future.
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.
suffer a setback
to have a minor or temporary failure. We suffered a setback when much of our vineyard was damaged by a fungus.
suffer an attack(of an illness)
1. Go to an attack (of an illness).
suffer from something
to endure or experience unpleasantness, a disease, or a health condition. Jeff is suffering from the flu. I'm afraid that you must suffer from the disease until it has run its course. Toby is really suffering from the cold.
suffer under someone
to endure the punishments or bad treatment of someone. The citizens suffered badly under the rule of the cruel king. We suffered under Carlos and we will suffer under his successor.
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]
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.
not suffer fools gladlybe 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.
not suffer fools ˈgladlynot 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’.
To be sick with or afflicted by some condition: I suffer from many different allergies. The country is suffering from a drought.