- 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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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 — verb To be tolerant of stupidity or incompetence in other people. For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise … Wiktionary
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
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 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 — 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
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 — 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