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suffer fools gladly, does not

Refuses to put up with stupidity. This rather flip rejection of those one considers stupid comes from the King James translation of the Bible, “For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise” (2 Corinthians 11:19). This statement, of course, is a sarcasm; Paul actually is saying that those who put up with fools (in this instance, braggarts) are themselves fools. Today the term is always used in the negative.
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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.
We were told repeatedly by his host of media apologists this showed he did not suffer fools gladly. In fact, it inaugurated the current painful atmosphere in which real discussion on matters of genuine substance is virtually impossible.
He does not suffer fools gladly, and is happy to puncture the pretensions of pseudo-thinkers like Lester Thurow or William Greider.
Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Stanford University professors and population control advocates, don't suffer fools gladly, as this frank discussion with them makes clear.
Because she is more active in the Administration's policy work than any First Lady has ever been, because she is a bright and self-assertive woman, because she obviously does not suffer fools gladly, she has made more than her share of enemies in the male establishment that still rules in Washington.
Greener, 52, is known as a tough, single-minded manager who doesn't suffer fools gladly. Before Dunhill, he held executive marketing positions with Unilever.
He didn't suffer fools gladly, he stepped up the training regime, he improved the professionalism.
I do not know Sir Leonard well but when I have spoken to him I have found him, polite, straight and to the point, and I gather he does not suffer fools gladly.
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said his long-time friend "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.
She was funny, warm and genuine but she didn't suffer fools gladly. She really was a force of nature - a dynamic, unstoppable character who never took no for an answer.
Simon Cowell, Louis, Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini don't suffer fools gladly, so the lucky few who have made it to this stage will have to pull out all the stops as they sing for their careers and a chance to make that all-important finale in December.
Former colleagues at West Midlands Police, where he was head of the economic crime unit, have described him as a "tough, no-nonsense sort who did not suffer fools gladly".
He does not suffer fools gladly and is the ideal man for Ladbrokes.
Jackie Payton is great at her job but is also addicted to painkillers and doesn't suffer fools gladly. She sounds a lot like Hugh Laurie's House, but that's no bad thing.