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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.
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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.
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suffer from (something)

1. To be afflicted by some ailment or injury. My father suffered from depression all his life. The poor child suffers from terrible eczema on her arms and legs.
2. To be forced to endure some negative condition or status. This area suffers from frequent droughts. The country has been suffering from a severe economic depression since leaving the customs union three years ago.
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suffer a setback

to have a minor or temporary failure. We suffered a setback when much of our vineyard was damaged by a fungus.
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suffer an attack

 (of an illness)
1. Go to an attack (of an illness).
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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.
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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’.
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suffer from

To be sick with or afflicted by some condition: I suffer from many different allergies. The country is suffering from a drought.
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His tortured body was left unburied for several days, and he was then interred in the same place in which he suffered, in order to establish him as an example of suffering for all to remember.
On 9 June, an E-2C Hawkeye suffered Class A damage following an inflight fire and runway departure on landing at an outlying field at Santa Rosa, Calif.
They were convinced that Mary suffered with Christ on the cross because it was her humanity that he bore, hers doubly because of the medieval association of "woman" with human weakness and suffering and because he drew his flesh from her body.
French officials said she suffered back and rib trauma, but X-rays were negative.
In some way He is saying in this moment, "Come close to my heart that has bled for you, that has suffered for you, that has been pierced by a lance for you.
An S-3B Viking of VS-24 was destroyed and two aircrew members suffered first-aid injuries following a crash in Georgia on 31 July.
German and Italian Americans, however, suffered no such fate.
One woman suffered a heart attach immediately after the radio wave treatment.
A better way to set thresholds is through categories of harm--for example, those who have suffered permanent disability, serious disfigurement, or the loss of a limb.
In their study, Levesque, Beauregard and Mensour compared the fMRI patterns of a group of fifteen children who suffered from ADHD and were treated with neurofeedback with those of a control group of five ADHD children who did not receive neurofeedback training.
WOODLAND HILLS - Three suspected car thieves suffered various injuries after crashing their stolen Toyota into another car during a brief pursuit by police, authorities said Sunday.
Tracy, indeed, suffered from severe cerebral palsy (though she was scheduled for an operation a month after she was killed).
According to new data published in The New England Journal of Medicine, patients who had suffered a stroke within the previous six months significantly reduced their risk of having another stroke by 16 percent while on intensive Lipitor therapy.