not suffer fools gladly


not suffer fools gladly
(not) suffer fools gladly to become angry with people you think are stupid.

Jim's a fair boss, but he doesn't suffer fools gladly.


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  • not suffer fools gladly — british phrase to not like being with people who you think are stupid Thesaurus: words used to describe someone who is easily annoyed or difficult to pleasesynonym Main entry: suffer * * * be impatient or intolerant toward people one regards as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not suffer fools gladly — not suffer fools (gladly) to be unwilling to deal with stupid people. Phyllis is intelligent and impatient, and she does not suffer fools gladly …   New idioms dictionary

  • not suffer fools gladly — British to not like being with people who you think are stupid …   English dictionary

  • suffer fools gladly — To be tolerant of other people s stupidity • • • Main Entry: ↑suffer * * * suffer fools gladly : to be kind to and patient with people who annoy or bother you usually used in negative statements My mother was a woman who did not suffer fools… …   Useful english dictionary

  • suffer fools gladly — (not) suffer fools gladly to become angry with people you think are stupid. Jim s a fair boss, but he doesn t suffer fools gladly …   New idioms dictionary

  • not suffer fools — (gladly) to be unwilling to deal with stupid people. Phyllis is intelligent and impatient, and she does not suffer fools gladly …   New idioms dictionary

  • suffer fools gladly —    to tolerate incompetence    Euphemistic only in the negative, especially of impatient people:     I could not easily forgive the mistakes of others, what is euphemistically called not suffering fools gladly. (Lomax, 1995) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • suffer — suf|fer W1S1 [ˈsʌfə US ər] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(pain)¦ 2¦(bad experience/situation)¦ 3¦(become worse)¦ 4 not suffer fools gladly ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: souffrir, from Vulgar Latin sufferire, from Latin sufferre, from sub ( SUB )… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • suffer — [[t]sʌ̱fə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ suffers, suffering, suffered 1) VERB If you suffer pain, you feel it in your body or in your mind. [V n] Within a few days she had become seriously ill, suffering great pain and discomfort... Can you assure me that my father… …   English dictionary

  • gladly — glad|ly [ˈglædli] adv 1.) willingly or eagerly ▪ I would gladly have done it for him. 2.) happily ▪ Here s Michelle! he said gladly. →not suffer fools gladly at ↑suffer …   Dictionary of contemporary English